Brazilian Public Security Minister Fires Head Of Federal Police

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BRASILIA – Brazil’s Public Security Minister Raul Jungmann Tuesday fired head of federal police Fernando Segovia who only took up the position three months ago, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

Segovia’s replacement is Rogerio Galloro, who was previously the secretary of public security at the Ministry of Justice.

A controversial figure, Segovia once had to explain to the Supreme Court why he made a statement that indicated the federal police might drop corruption investigations into Brazilian President Michel Temer.

In December, Brazil’s former attorney general Rodrigo Janot told the press that Segovia had been appointed by Temer “to complete a mission, and to divert the focus of the investigations.” -BERNAMA