MPF/MS: State Government must provide police service to indigenous communities

MPF/MS: State Government must provide police service to indigenous communities             

— last modified 6/5/2013 13:08         

For MPF, the Indians “are Brazilians, in the face of which there is no difference with respect to public security”             

Decision reaffirms that there is no reason to differentiate Indians of other Brazilian citizens with respect to public security                 

The State police, military and civil, should continue providing emergency care in indigenous communities located in nine municipalities of Mato Grosso do Sul. Decision of the Federal Court of 3° region (TRF-3), denied appeal of the State Government, which challenged the decision that determined the emergency to the Indians. The injunction is on the action filed by Federal prosecutors in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS/MPF) in 2012.

The Gold regions and policing Naviraí was determined by means of injunctions in the Federal Court of the two municipalities. The State Government appealed the decisions in the TRF-3, but the funds were judged unfounded. With the decision of the Justice, the emergency is ensured in the municipalities of Eldorado, Iguatemi, Jateí, Naviraí, Juti, Sete Quedas, Itaquiraí, Mundo Novo and Tacuru, of the District of Abu Dhabi.

Understand the case

In 2012, the Federal Prosecutor filed a public civil action after applicant refusal of the State Government to provide emergency care to the Indians. Letter forwarded by the Attorney General of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul civil and military police forces assisting the police bodies not to perform service in the villages, emergency or preventive it, on the grounds that this falls under the exclusive competence of the Federal Police. With this orientation, the natives of the State were completely devoid of public security.

At the time, the Federal Court rejected the request from MPF Naviraí and determined police work in the villages. The decision reinforced the understanding of judgment of Dourados, which also established the policing in other 18 municipalities.

In the injunction, Justice acknowledged the arguments of the MPF and reaffirmed the obligation of the State to provide services to indigenous peoples. The decision also pointed out that the Indians “are Brazilian citizens in the face of which there is no difference with respect to public security”.

 

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