The Minister of Security of the province of Buenos Aires, Sergio Berni, assured that will not kick the cops of that force for saluting the former Minister of National Security Patricia Bullrich.
“I know that everyone is commenting on the way the police greeted them and that is why they are going to be forced out. The truth is that he would have to be crazy to fire a policeman because he respectfully greets a former authority. Besides, he did it with respect and with professional training, “defended the Buenos Aires official.
Berni referred to the video that Bullrich released earlier about the gesture he received from six members of the Buenos Aires Police who interrupted the presentation of his book in Villa Gesell to greet her with an official formation.
“I should be crazy to sanction them because of the way in which they gave him the corresponding greeting, “insisted Axel Kiciloff’s government official in statements to radio 10.
The head of the Security portfolio also defended the greeting and said that the police officers acted accordingly. “How is it not going to correspond. He is owed the same respect that is owed to a former President. Not having greeted her having recognized his former role would have been a disciplinary offense,” he justified.
“Now the policeman will have to explain what he was doing within a partisan act. I don’t know that and it is up to him to find out through the chains of command. We will see what happened, if the explanations they give are sufficient, it seems to me that it is a finished point, “he clarified.
Berni explained that these policemen were in the place because there was an order to go to guard the area because “There were quite a few incidents because people passed by and insulted (Patricia Bullrich) and yelled things at her.”
“Its presence there does not have to explain it because it was summoned by the same chain of command due to the disturbances that there were people who repudiated the person of Patricia Bullrich,” he said.
Finally, Berni once again defended the uniformed men by remarking: “I train them to have discipline. That I do not think like Patricia Bullrich does not mean that the Police do not owe respect to her as to any citizen on public roads. Obviously that a former minister is known and that it cannot be denied in a formal way to greet her. ”