A few years ago, I discussed the use of aprons with a colleague. I couldn’t recognize the need to belong to any secret lodge where aprons are worn in order to proceed with my duty of fighting crime. After 27 years of work at the PJ, I find myself confronted with certain aprons, which I have no idea of they are made of chintz or any more noble material, which seem to persecute me as if they had been legitimated by some plebiscite.
A magazine that in August 2007 managed to foresee my exit from the PJ now gave its voice to the attack on an investigator, an excellent professional, for reasons that remain objectively unknown.
During the same week, a journalist states that good PJ investigators are being investigated over torture, facing the incomprehensible silence of the PJ’s Directory. Coincidentally, the Centre Region, where the present national director comes from, the head of the Portuguese Lawyers’ Order and the assistant in one of the torture cases – certainly a man of good costumes – is a link between some of these facts. The PJ should worry about defending its professionals, respecting the principle of presumed innocence, and stop summoning inspectors for festive events. Their only use is to increase expenses and promote hand-clapping, like talk-shows do.
source: Correio da Manhã, 25.10.2008