Incidents in La Plata: there are already three separate troops and they investigate the actions of other police officers in the operation
A few hours after it became known that the Buenos Aires government headed by Axel Kicillof decided to remove from his post the police chief responsible for the questionable operation registered last night in La Plata – it ended with one dead and numerous wounded – sources from the Ministry of Security of the province from Buenos Aires confirmed to Infobae that there are already three troops made available.
Last night, the game that Boca Juniors played in La Plata against Gymnastics was suspended after 9 minutes due to serious incidents outside the stadium and that left the death of a fan as a regrettable result in the framework of a criticized police operation.
The local fan who lost his life was identified as César Regueiro, 56 years old: he died of cardiac arrest while being transferred to the hospital.
As this medium had advanced, the provincial president today instructed the Buenos Aires Security Minister, Sergio Berni, so that Juan Gorbarán – head of last night’s operation – be displaced from his post with the intention that “all the elements be made available to the prosecutor who is intervening”.
It was the second effective removed from his post, since Berni had confirmed that he would fire the policeman who fired rubber bullets at a cameraman from the channel TyC Sports, whose attack was captured by the cable signal. The name of this second officer is Fernando Falcón —main officer—.
Statements of the cameraman injured in the incidents in La Plata
And, as confirmed from the Buenos Aires Security portfolio to Infobae, the third to be separated from the position and made available is Alejandro Morinigo – second in command in the operation registered yesterday in La Plata.
The Buenos Aires Police apprehended 47 people in the proceedings and all were released in the course of this morning. Prosecutor Martín Almirón, in charge of UFI No. 8, decided not to endorse the arrests, according to sources in the file to this medium. However, all were identified and were subject to possible prosecution.
In the statement, the Buenos Aires government admitted that “while the Justice investigates whether the conditions of entry to the stadium could have been altered by an overselling of tickets, it is evident that the operation carried out was not capable of providing security to those who attended.”