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Previously, the Comptroller's Office filed charges against seven officials for their link to police brutality episodes.
With 74 votes in favor, 66 against, and two abstentions, Chile's Lower House Wednesday approved a “draft resolution” whereby it asks President Sebastian Piñera to request the resignation of Mario Rozas, the director of the Military Police (Carabineros).
In the background to that resolution, members of the Party for Democracy (PPD) and other progressive organizations highlighted that the Comptroller's Office filed charges against seven generals for their link to recent human rights violations and police brutality episodes.
Those who approved the document asked the Executive Branch to exercise its legal powers to regain control of the Carabineros, an institution which seems to act only according to its own parameters.
“Both the President and the Interior Minister have today the constitutional and legal tools to exercise civil control over security institutions,” the draft resolution states.
Jeremy Corbyn MP, dear friend of the Chilean people. We plead with you to help us promote a red of asylum for our young people persecuted, torture, raped,mutilated and sodomised by the Chilean police carabineros. Piñeras fascist corrupt judiciary system doesn't guarantee fairness pic.twitter.com/vcPQ9DMbhi