The Chocobar Case and the Government’s New ‘Police Doctrine,’ Explained

The indictment of police officer Luis Chocobar for homicide for fatally shooting an assailant involved in a violent assault and robbery in December and his subsequent defense by the government has sparked an open-ended debate about what constitutes proper policing.

Security Minister Patricia Bullrich has lead the government’s response in defense of Chocobar, insisting that it reflects the government’s thinking about how the police should be treated when lethal violence is used by police forces. That position has been met with concerns in the opposition and civil society.

THE CASE

Chocobar was indicted last week by a judge and given a 400,000-peso fine on the charge of “aggravated homicide” with a firearm while committing “excesses” in…

Original published: 2018-02-10 00:56:52 Read the full Buenos Aires News here


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