Former Colonel Jaime Zurita will be released due to the riots in 2019

Colonel Jaime Zurita, who served as department commander of the Cochabamba Police Department in 2019, was dismissed by a decision of the Disciplinary Court of the Bolivian Police Department of Cochabamba Department.

Deputy Minister for Decolonization and Depatriarchalization, Pelagio Condori, who is promoting the process, reported that the provision is without the right of reinstatement due to his involvement in the police riots that later led to the resignation of former President Evo Morales.

The agency reported that the former police chief had violated Article 13, number 15 relating to “Committing public acts, dishonoring national symbols, the institution or the police uniform” and numbers 14 and 15 of Law 101 of the Bolivian Police Disciplinary Regime.

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During the investigation, it became apparent that a video was being broadcast via the press and social networks in which the department commander Colonel Jaime Zurita Trujillo, in the lead role, urged the people of Cochabamba to organize barricades against mobilization.

“Make the groups, it is six in the afternoon, we the police are doing everything possible, I am the department commander of the Cochabamba police, please, do not organize the passage and make all the arrangements,” and my comrades in the Active Reserve The area also help to cooperate “, that was part of Zurita’s appeal.

According to the Vice Ministry for Decolonization and Depatriarchalization, the former police chief “initiated violence and confrontation between Bolivian citizens, a behavior that is enshrined in Article 12, paragraphs 3, 13 and 15 of Law No. 101 of the disciplinary regime”. of the Bolivian Police “.

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According to what was found in the Zurita case, there are so far 14 police officers who have been punished for participating in the November riots.

For his part, Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo commented on this fact on his social networks.

“We continue to give our people justice! We are informing the Bolivian people of the final dismissal of the now former KNl. Jaime Zurita, who was involved in the police uprisings and the #Sacaba massacre,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

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