The Police Station for Racial Crimes and Offenses of Intolerance (Decradi), installed five years ago in Rio, had a reduction of almost 50% of its professional staff due to the lack of new public competitions, according to the chief of police of Decradi, delegate Rita de Cássia . The information was released last Tuesday (31) during a public hearing of the Representation Committee to Monitor Compliance with Laws (Compra-se), of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj).
Installed in 2018, through the approval of Law 5,931/11 in Alerj, which authorized the Executive to create Decradi, the police station had 20 employees, while today the number reaches 11 employees. The delegate explained that this is the only police station in the State that investigates the issue in a specialized manner, but recalled that the function of receiving these complaints is not just Decradi’s and that the other district police stations also have the competence to carry out this work.
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“Any police station can investigate these crimes, but we know that at Decradi the service will be more specialized and the investigation will be targeted. The truth is that the civil police as a whole was emptied, with many retirements, due to lack of competition. We have to remember that servers are aging,” she explained.
She also highlighted the need for specialized professionals to work at Decradi. “In addition to increasing the contingent, these police officers need to master the subject. We currently have a group in training at Acadepol, and we hope to have this group reformulated soon, with specialized professionals. After all, we are dealing with delicate and sensitive crimes”, said Rita.
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Author of the law that created Decradi, deputy Átila Nunes (PSD) also responded during the meeting he held last Tuesday with the governor of Rio, Cláudio Castro (PL), and that he committed to rebuilding the staff from the police station. “We are not going to get the 20 employees back, but I left Palácio Guanabara with the promise that the number of employees will increase. I consider this law the greatest achievement against religious intolerance approved in the Fluminense Parliament and having this instrument scrapped is not an option”, stated the parliamentarian.
For the president of the Commission, deputy Carlos Minc (PSB), in addition to the recomposition, the Executive’s commitment to opening new Decradis across the State would be necessary. “We still have to seek the expansion of these police stations, as provided by law, since many complaints we are receiving come from the countryside and these people feel abandoned by the police”, he reported. Representative Renata Sousa (PSol) also ratified this request and hopes that the government will, in fact, comply with the recomposition of Decradi’s staff.
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*With information from the Alerj portal.
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Mariana Pitasse