March 9, 2014
'Metropolitan Police never there when needed,' Berni
Security Secretary Sergio Berni renewed his criticism of the Metropolitan Police this time alluding to the absence of the Buenos Aires city security force during yesterday’s violent incidents at the Obelisk that involved Boca Juniors hooligans.
“The 9 de Julio Avenue must be today filled with Metropolitan agents but when harmony is needed, they are not there,” Berni said in statements to a local radio station alluding to the area where Thursday’s events unfolded.
Earlier this morning, in his daily brief to the press at the government house, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich also questioned the “absence” of the city’s police saying the only agents who "intervened" and helped contain violent demonstrators belonged to the Federal Police.