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Chile’s police chief resigns after months of complaints

According to the version of the Ombudsman for Children, Patricia Muñoz, the incident in Talcahuano was generated when police officers “in an absolutely unjustified and excessive manner” used their firearms and caused injuries to the minors, who were under the protection of a State institution.

“This situation is one more manifestation of the horror represented by the state violence exercised by those who, having the duty to protect children and adolescents, ultimately attack them in an unjustified and undue manner,” Muñoz added.

According to the version of the Ombudsman for Children, Patricia Muñoz, the incident in Talcahuano was generated when police officers “in an absolutely unjustified and excessive manner” used their firearms and caused injuries to the minors, who were under the protection of a State institution.

“This situation is one more manifestation of the horror represented by the state violence exercised by those who, having the duty to protect children and adolescents, ultimately attack them in an unjustified and undue manner,” Muñoz added.

The incident was also condemned by Unicef ​​Chile, the United Nations agency specializing in children: “No situation justifies the use of firearms by the police to contain incidents involving minors, especially if they are under the protection of the State.” they pointed out.