Despite the shelving of a civil inquiry into January 8th promoted by the Federal Public Ministry of the Federal District (MPF-DF), the former Minister of Justice and Public Security Anderson Torres remains under investigation by the Federal Supreme Court (STF).
Public Prosecutor Carlos Henrique Martins Lima saw no intent in Torres’ conduct amid the attacks on January 8, 2023 and decided, this Tuesday (30), to close the civil investigation that investigated the former minister’s administrative misconduct. of Bolsonaro.
The same decision was taken in relation to the governor of the Federal District, Ibaneis Rocha (MDB), the former deputy secretary of Public Security Fernando de Souza Oliveira, the former deputy secretary of Intelligence Marília Ferreira de Alencar and the former Police commanders Military of the Federal District (PMDF) Klepter Rosa, Fábio Augusto Vieira and Jorge Eduardo Barreto Naime.
The case was closed in the civil sphere, but investigations in the criminal sphere continue against all of them, autonomously, in the STF. In the case of Torres, he is also responding to an Administrative Disciplinary Process (PAD) from the Federal Police regarding radical acts in the Federal District. This process could result in the expulsion of the former minister from the corporation.
The former secretary was imprisoned in a closed regime in the 19th battalion of the Military Police of the Federal District between January 14 and May 11, 2023. He is currently complying with precautionary measures, such as the use of an electronic ankle monitor and a ban on leaving the house at night and on weekends. of the week.
When decreeing his arrest, STF minister Alexandre de Moraes stated that he saw “strong indications” that Torres was “conniving” with the attacks on January 8th. During searches carried out at the home of the former Minister of Justice, the Federal Police found something they called a draft for then-president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) to establish a state of defense at the headquarters of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), but without any stature. official for this.
For prosecutor Carlos Henrique, the Anderson Torres Secretariat did not omit its duty to promote security on January 8th. The MPF-DF also claims that it was not fully aware of the violent nature of some of the protesters, which contradicts letters and WhatsApp messages.
– If Anderson Torres had intended to intentionally facilitate the invasions and depredations that occurred on 01/08/2023, there would be no reason to have signed the PAI [Plano de Ações Integradas] with the guidelines to be adopted by the various public bodies involved in the security of the DF – claimed the Prosecutor’s Office.
In a statement, Torres’ defense highlighted that “the functional independence and high technical level of the Federal Public Ministry were decisive in demonstrating the former minister’s innocence in relation to the regrettable acts of January 8th”.
– We reiterate our trust in Justice and respect for Institutions – said lawyer Eumar Novack.
*With AE information