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Bolsonaro pardon of police may include murder
Jair Bolsonaro has announced that he will release the Christmas pardon for police officers who have committed murder, while intending to include in the decree other crimes that would preclude receiving the benefit.
247 – Jair Bolsonaro will release Christmas worship to police officers who have committed murder. Technicians also consider the ban on granting benefits to security agents convicted of offenses against sexual dignity, pedophilia, corruption and criminal organization.
The decree of pardon, which will be published by Friday (20) is being prepared by the Ministry of Justice and the General Secretariat of the Presidency.
According to a report by O Globo , the text will bring an unusual format – to establish specific rules for a professional category: that of police officers, who are part of Bolsonaro’s electoral base.
The decree will also state that they are unable to receive pardon sentenced – including police – for heinous crimes, torture, drug trafficking and terrorism, as prohibited by the Constitution. Some types of homicide are considered heinous under Brazilian law, such as those practiced in a typical death squad activity and the offense in a qualified manner, such as when committed for futile reasons or for reward.