Vice Minister of the Interior and Police, Nelson Cox, reported that the Cochabamba Prosecutor’s Office had decided to bring a criminal case against eight police officers for alleged crimes of sedition, public incitement to a crime, breach of duty and indignation against national symbols initiate. in the so-called case of 2019 police riot.
“I applaud the legal determination of our Cochabamba Prosecutor’s Office to initiate ex officio criminal proceedings against eight police officers for the crimes of sedition, public incitement to criminal offense, breach of duty and indignation against national symbols,” said Cox, quoted in an institutional statement.
The eight uniformed men are disciplined within the police, which is why another sanction front is opened against them.
A total of 26 police officers are on trial in Bolivia over the riot case.
The Association of Police Women condemned the “persecution” of the uniformed men and declared a state of emergency, as these operations were “illegal”.
Cox said, “To honor the police establishment, the government department is calling for more transparency in these criminal proceedings so that police officers who have committed crimes and have clashed with coup interests can be prosecuted. In addition, they are architects for a state terror regime that will rule the country from November 2019 to November 2020.
The police at the time rejected these allegations.