According to an order by judge Luiz Zilmar dos Santos Pires, there was no chance to reject the complaint, which presented “sufficient evidentiary elements” to initiate the process. The accused has ten days to present a defense.
In the Public Ministry’s complaint accepted by the Court and to which Jornal do Tocantins had access, the victim’s truck was seized in the municipality of Santana do Araguaia (PA). The vehicle was in transit to Palmas with a load of silage.
The reason for the seizure was because a 17-year-old teenager was driving the truck. There were also portions of cocaine and tablets of the drug nobésium, known as rivet.
The police chief allegedly charged R$15,000 for the vehicle to be released and to do so, he contacted people who were possibly involved in the crime. A man who identified himself as an investigator contacted the businessman and said that a third person, a lawyer, would negotiate the release.
But the same investigator would have informed the businessman to look for the police chief himself, who was in Palmas at the time.
The meeting between the two took place on November 6th. The delegate himself looked for the businessman and they met at a location on block Arse 41 (formerly 403 south). Clóvis charged R$15,000, but the businessman disputed the amount, stating that the cargo was not worth that. The deputy got out of the car and called someone. At the end of the ‘negotiation’, the value was R$ 7.5 thousand.
For prosecutor João Edson de Souza, who signed the document, the situation “demonstrates that there is an organized scheme of extortion of people, where we have a lawyer and other public servants who act in an organized manner, under the management of another public agent, who Apparently, it controls the actions of the accused”.
The complaint also uses images from video surveillance cameras that confirmed the meeting between the victim and the accused.
The victim withdrew the money and took it to the police officer at a hotel in Palmas. When she handed over the money, the victim recorded the action and after that filed a police report against the police officer. The Civil Police found him in Caseara on the same day and he was arrested red-handed.
The prosecutor sent the criminal case to the 2nd Criminal Court of Palmas and the judge accepted the complaint against Clóvis César on Thursday (16). The prosecutor also requested that the accused and witnesses named in the complaint be summoned to explain their alleged involvement in the scheme.
At the time of the arrest, lawyer Arthur Del Bianco Camatio, responsible for the defense of police chief Clóvis César, reported that his client was in Palmas to have a medical appointment and stated that he had not yet had full access to the investigation, but would present evidence of his innocence. delegate.
g1 asked the lawyer about the Justice having accepted the complaint against the police chief and awaiting a position.
The delegate would still have tried to justify himself about charging the businessman the money. “That’s it, man, I’ll be honest. I wouldn’t charge you anything for this, it’s for the boys there [sic], did you understand? I’m here and they’re there. Then nothing is fixed and they start that business, finding fault with your truck. Start adding expertise, this and that. Solving it like this is the best thing you can do.”
The 2nd Criminal Court of Palmas ordered the deputy’s preventive detention, who was initially taken to the Cariri prison. A court decision authorized the transfer to Palmas, on November 11th.