"The reform process will comprise more recruitments, the promotion of officers who have made achievements in citizen security, and a frontal fight against corruption," he explained.
Interior Ministry will dismiss PNP Commander Raul Alfaro for his alleged link with Spanish citizen Jorge Hernandez, who is allegedly accused of leading an espionage network under the orders of former President Pedro Castillo.
"We will reform the PNP to reassess its work within our society and meet all responsibilities of its officers as soon as possible," Otarola pointed out.
In Peru, the US-backed government continues to brutally repress Indigenous people, workers, peasants, & many others rising up for justice and a new constitution. In solidarity, our Peruvian friends in DC are protesting outside the Peruvian embassy in the rain. #SOSPERUpic.twitter.com/tlzwjxjqbS
He blamed the Castillo administration for allegedly leaving the Interior Ministry "absolutely disjointed and unarmed, and without offices," a situation that goes against the care of public order and the security of citizens".
The Peruvian Ombudsman’s Office registered that 49 citizens died in clashes with the police during the demonstrations against President Dina Boluarte from December 2022 to February.
Boluarte and Otarola stressed that they will support the investigations of the Attorney General’s Office on this case. So far, however, not all Police officers responsible for repressing protesters have been prosecuted or removed.
#Peru | The mobilizations against the government of the president appointed by Congress, Dina Boluarte, continued with the arrival of more organizations and demonstrators to the capital as part of the national strike called "Lima Takeover." #TomaDeLimapic.twitter.com/CK3GpSFI1v