The former colleague, Emerson de Oliveira Peres, 35 years old, was the one who went to the municipal police station to register the incident. The document states that the crime was committed when the former public servant, Peres and two colleagues were talking in a room in the City Council.
The former server would have said that, in his view, “Tapes didn’t develop because dark-skinned people didn’t like to work” and that they “didn’t focus on work”.
“After being confronted, the suspect said that his colleague was an exception, as he was a worker, unlike the rest of black people”, says police chief Luciano Rodrigues, responsible for the investigation.
“Realizing his mistake, the suspect tried to corrupt the victim by offering him dinner at the best restaurant in the city. Not satisfied, he threw an envelope on the victim’s table, which contained the amount of R$150″, he says.
Deputy Rodrigues says that the money was seized and witnesses were interviewed throughout the investigation, in addition to the former advisor himself. During interrogation, he said he was wrongedas he was dismissed without the right to defense (find out more below).
The former advisor will answer for the crimes of racial slur It is practice of discrimination or prejudice. As they were committed against a public servant, the penalty should increase in case of conviction in court.
Peres, who suffered racist insults, decided to file a complaint with the City Council against his former colleague.
According to the president of the house, councilor Catia Iribarrem Longarai, Peres was heard, as well as the two colleagues who witnessed the episode, and they confirmed what happened.
“And I decided to be exonerated. I contacted the councilor he advises and informed him what had happened. I called the server at the time and informed him that he was exonerated. He didn’t say anything and just left. For our part, the case was closed by there”, says Catia, further explaining that the councilor advised by the former civil servant was notified of the decision.
In a statement, the municipal Legislature said that “the Tapes City Council, as a democratic house that aims at well-being and social organization, does not admit and rejects any type of prejudiced or discriminatory conduct.”