May 24, 2013
Montenegro dubs Gov't security plan, 'a lack of respect'
City Security Minister, Guillermo Montenegro criticized the National Government’s ‘South Belt’ anti-crime plan for the south of the city today, to be “campaign propaganda,” while also dubbing the security plan, “a lack of respect”. The anti-crime plan will replace Federal Police officers with Border Guards in high-crime rate southern zones.
“We were not informed,” argued Montenegro, who considered President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement to be “campaign propaganda” and simply “bad taste” just days before the city government elections.
The Metropolitan Police head also mentioned that, “to call that a security plan is almost a lack of respect to a plan.”
He furthered, “I do not understand who is going to give instructions to the police officers, when the 911 is answered by the Federal Police.”
Yesterday, the President presented the plan which includes the use of police and coast guards, reassigning a thousand Federal officers, putting two thousand five hundred officers in their place to deal crime in the more difficult southern areas of Buenos Aires.