The Government of the City of Buenos Aires launched a serious accusation against the national Government, regarding the overcrowding in the Buenos Aires police stations. Everything was triggered by the escape of four people -two have already been recaptured- from a Chacarita police station.
The conflict is not new. The administration led by Horacio Rodríguez Larreta denounces that the Federal Penitentiary Service (SPF), which depends on the Executive Power, does not receive detainees from the City, so they must be housed in police stations “which are not prepared nor have the function of receiving prisoners.”
The Buenos Aires Security Minister, Marcelo D’Alessandro, said that behind the decision lies the intention to harm the Federal Capital and revealed a conversation he had with María Laura Garrigós de Rébori, SPF comptroller. “She told me: ‘The problem you have is the criminal policy that you carry out, if you stop arresting, you will not have problems with the detainees in the police stations,'” she said. “It’s outrageous,” the official said.
“We don’t have showers, we don’t have conditions for them to receive their lawyers, we don’t even have the necessary caloric food to supply them,” the minister said, speaking to the radio. miter. And he warned: “There are 1,500 policemen who, instead of taking care of their neighbors in the streets, are in the police stations taking care of prisoners and they were not trained for that.”