Court Grants Bolsonaro 72 Hours to Explain Change of Rio Federal Police Chief

The accusations are that the President would be politically interfering in the force. The Solicitor General of Brazil said he will take 'appropriate judicial action'.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Court in Brasília granted President Jair Bolsonaro 72 hours to justify the change in Rio de Janeiro's Federal Police (PF) command.

The decision was published on Tuesday, May 5th, the same day that the President confirmed the removal of Carlos Henrique Oliveira from his position as the force's chief in the state.

The Solicitor General of Brazil stated that he has not been notified of the decision and that he will take "the appropriate judicial action".

The court order grants a petition from one of the coordinators of the 'Movimento Brasil . . .

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