Residents of the city of Umbaúba, on the south coast of Sergipe, caught a police approach that resulted in death, this Wednesday (25). A man was killed after being arrested by two federal highway patrol officers inside a “gas chamber” mounted in the trunk of a PRF vehicle.
The man killed by federal highway police was identified as 38-year-old Genivaldo de Jesus Santos by the portal G1. The victim’s nephew, Wallyson de Jesus, witnessed the situation and stated that his uncle had a mental disorder.
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“They asked him to raise his hands and found medication packets in his pocket. My uncle got nervous and asked what he had done. I asked him to calm down and listen to me,” said Wallyson.
In the images recorded by the population, it is possible to see Genivaldo being surrendered by two police officers. It’s on the floor and then it’s placed in the trunk of the cruiser.
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While one of the policemen holds the trunk lid to ensure it remains closed, the other pours a large amount of gas into the closed space. When the compartment is opened again, the man no longer moves.
During the Holocaust, gas chambers were designed as part of the Nazi policy of genocide against Jews. The Nazis also targeted Gypsies, homosexuals, the physically and mentally handicapped, intellectuals, and the clergy. The strategy was used to kill millions of people between 1941 and 1945.
In a statement, the PRF stated that the man would have “actively resisted” the approach. The agents then would have used “immobilization techniques and instruments of lesser offensive potential” to contain the victim’s aggressiveness, who fell ill on the way to the police station, according to the corporation.
Read the full PRF note:
“On today’s date, May 25, 2022, during police action on BR-101, in Umbaúba-SE, a 38-year-old man actively resisted an approach by a PRF team. Due to his aggressiveness, immobilization techniques and instruments of lesser offensive potential were used to contain him and the individual was taken to the Civil Police Station in Umbaúba.
During the displacement, the approached came to feel sick and immediately rescued to Hospital José Nailson Moura, where he was later treated and death was confirmed.
The team registered the occurrence with the Judiciary Police, which will investigate the case. The Federal Highway Police in Sergipe regrets what happened and informs that a disciplinary procedure has been opened to investigate the conduct of the police officers involved”.
Read the backlash:
the police turned the vehicle into a gas chamber and killed a black man.
this with people recording, during the day, with an audience watching.
the police executed a person in daylight in a gas chamber.
who says I have to wait to vote, tell me how to solve it
– mateus santana (@alamoju) May 26, 2022
Brazil – Sergipe – Umbaúba
Genivaldo de Jesus Santos had mental disorders. He was approached by Pol. Rod. Federal. Locked in the feds’ car, he was pepper sprayed and died.#FilmAPolice#CelularEmLegítimaDefesa#PoliceThePolice
— André Caramante (@andrecaramante) May 25, 2022
Misery, slaughter and improvised gas chamber: the portrait of Bolsonarism.
— Fernando Haddad (@Haddad_Fernando) May 26, 2022
They turned the car into a “gas chamber” to torture a man with mental disorders. He suffocated to death.
The security forces have become agents of death, promoters of poor and black genocide, when they should have existed to protect the population.https://t.co/HR6M2Dc95x
— Jews for Democracy – Official (@jpdoficial1) May 26, 2022
Police officers turned a vehicle into a gas chamber and killed a black man in SE.
The scenes are shocking.
During the day.
People around watching this all happen and recording.
How awful! https://t.co/lUCNztew5a
– Leandro Barbosa (@Barbosa_Leandro) May 25, 2022
Gas chamber. A Nazi method of execution was used by police officers to murder a man with a psychiatric disorder.
It gained prominence because it was filmed. They didn’t learn overnight, they certainly have done it before.
But whoever denounces it is called a bandit defender.
— treasurer (@tesoureiros) May 26, 2022
Auschwitz does not start at Auschwitz. In Brazil it could be that it started with a captain’s speech and 2017. Or belatedly, it could be that Aushwitz started when a police car turns into a gas chamber to kill a black man. Anyway, the footprints are there.
– Michel Gherman (@michel_gherman) May 26, 2022
It’s a makeshift gas chamber, what a dread to see it here. https://t.co/7po9thDqaM
– William De Lucca (@delucca) May 26, 2022
During the day, outdoors, in front of a crowd. These Nazis (is it an exaggeration to compare them to those who use a makeshift gas chamber?) did not go into hiding because they did not believe they were doing anything wrong. It’s like the images of lynching in the “Golden South” of the USA, only happening now. https://t.co/yicNiqeAlv
– Fausto Salvadori (@FaustoSalvadori) May 25, 2022
MURDERERS! Police transform vehicle into Gas Chamber and kill black man in Sergipe. This is all filmed. This crime cannot go unpunished. Police cannot be turned into a murderous militia. In times of Bolsonarism, it is necessary to say no to barbarism.
— Ivan Valente (@IvanValente) May 26, 2022
The torture and execution of a man in a makeshift gas chamber by agents of the @PRFBrasil made necropolitics official in Brazil. The images were the rite of passage that institutionalized the state project of the current military government.
– Carlos Alberto Jr. (@cajr1569) May 26, 2022
A mentally challenged man was killed by police in a gas chamber. It was thrown into the trunk of the car along with the gas. It’s all filmed. And the PRF’s answer: sorry for the mistake, but nothing was wrong. Unbelievable #JusticaParaGenivaldo
– Amanda Listen (@amandafaudi) May 26, 2022
(about the case of the PRF killing in the gas chamber) there is no solution for the police in the police. it is necessary to prevent the police from having the possibility of making the gas chamber. it has to be impossible, because if it’s possible but “watched”, they do and make excuses.
– marco gomes (@marcogomes) May 26, 2022
agents of @PRFBrasil decided to improvise a gas chamber and put a man inside the vehicle during an approach in Umbaúba (SE). The man, who had schizophrenia, could not resist the truculence and died pic.twitter.com/9H0SRrruVU
– Anderson Costolli (@Costolli) May 26, 2022
Editing: Rebeca Cavalcante