Eduardo Cabrita devalued the audit that identified flaws in the GNR and the PSP. Since it was delivered in 2019, nothing has yet been done. The Left Block requires answers.
In March 2019, IGAI delivered the study entitled “Risk Cartography” to the Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita. THE audit detected failures in the formation of the GNR and the PSP, namely in human rights, lack of preparation of police officers for the different social contexts in which they work, an inadequate distribution of the device and a shortage of staff.
THE report has never been made public despite several requests from the Left Block. The party classifies the minister’s devalued attitude towards the report as an “unexplained plot”.
“First, the audit was being analyzed, then under consideration and then nearing completion. Finally there was no. However, this month, the minister’s office sent us a document that claims to be the report of this audit, of only 22 pages, which is actually crooked and poorly digitized, recognizing that it does exist after all ”, explains deputy blocker Sandra Cunha, quoted by Diário de Notícias.
In the parliamentary committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees, Eduardo Cabrita was asked about the state of execution of the measures proposed since 2019 in this audit. Nothing was made.
“The minister did not explain, limiting itself to saying that the IGAI had now presented him with a plan to prevent manifestations of discrimination in the security forces and services, which was under political evaluation, which also provides for the training of police officers ”, says Sandra Cunha, recalling that “the audit recommendations were much more comprehensive”.
“We can only conclude that a four-year job was in the drawer done with public resources – exactly how much was spent is what we want to know – because its conclusions were uncomfortable ”, he added.
The report proposed some solutions and the creation of a multidisciplinary working group was suggested to study its application, as well as the development of pilot policing projects adapted to different social contexts, in the areas of Lisbon, Porto and Setúbal.