The Maule Regional Prosecutor’s Office rated as « Inadmissible interference » the statements of the Commander in Chief of the Military, General Ricardo Martínez, who in flip categorised as « incomprehensible » that the prosecution had formalized the uniformed man who was driving the army automobile in the case of the corporal run over and amputated in Curicó.
The accident occurred on Friday night time and the subsequent day the Curicó Prosecutor’s Office formalized not solely the driver of the automobile that ran over Corporal Brayan Catillo (27), who misplaced each legs, but in addition the driver of the army automotive for alleged recklessness when stopping on the street. The Curicó Assure Courtroom decreed nationwide roots for the driver Nicol Orellana Vidal and the army driver Luis Ahumada Gajardo.
Following the criticism of General Martínez, the prosecution declared that « The Public Ministry is an autonomous physique that solely workout routines felony investigations in Chile, as mandated by the Structure and the legal guidelines, with the sole goal of attaining reparation for the victims of crimes, additionally offering them safety and assist. »
He additionally acknowledged that “The prosecutor on responsibility acquired, at the web site of the occasion, a preliminary report from the Investigating Subcommissioning Office of Site visitors Accidents of the Chilean Police (SIAT) in which it was concluded that the driver of a civilian automotive and the army driver of the automobile of the military from which the sufferer descended, would have felony duty in the accident ”.
« With this background, the prosecutor determined to formalize the investigation in opposition to each individuals earlier than the Courtroom of Assure of Curicó, which deemed the detention authorized, the formalization satisfactory and the precautionary measures requested in the respective listening to pertinent, » he added.
Moreover, he emphasised that “The actions of the prosecutors are based mostly on goal antecedents, the product of the investigations carried out along with the police. These investigations are all the time topic to the scrutiny and management of the Courts of Justice and, subsequently, free from any arbitrariness ”.
For that reason, the prosecution acknowledged that « the statements of the Commander-in-Chief of the Military, who has questioned the autonomous selections of the Prosecutor’s Office in a case at present pending, are unacceptable and completely inappropriate. »
« The assertion outcomes not solely in an inadmissible interference in the powers of unique competence of the Public Ministry, but in addition denotes a profound ignorance about the felony procedural justice system, concerning whose selections there are a collection of actions that these concerned can perform »he added.
« The Office of the Prosecutor has all the time behaved with respect in direction of different establishments and, in this context, categorically rejects the feedback made and urges to channel institutional efforts to supply the biggest collaboration to attain satisfactory felony reparation for the sufferer of this unlucky accident » , he concluded.