May 18, 2013
Berni blasts Macri over Boca violence, rules out Security 'crisis'
Sergio Berni pointed the finger today at Mauricio Macri for the violent incidents caused on Wednesday in the city centre by the Boca Juniors football fans, whilst also denying that there was any kind of “crisis” in the national security ministry.
The undersecretary for security made the statements today in an interview with a local radio station where he slammed Macri, pointing out his personal links with the team, in particular highlighting the mayor’s close relationship with club president Daniel Angelici.
“The city mayor has a direct responsibility” for city security, explained Berni today to local radio station La Red.
The government official further questioned the city’s handling of the incidents on Wednesday that saw many people injured and damage to, ransacking of downtown shops and kiosks.
“Did anyone see the presence of the Metropolitan Police?” Berni added, referring to the various marches being held across the city on Wednesday night.
Furthermore, Berni spoke on the current state of affairs at the security ministry run by Nilda Garré, assuring that “there’s no internal strife, nor crisis.”
The comments on the security ministry come a day after the chief of the federal police Enrique Capfevila handed in his resignation.