April 24, 2020 / 3:11 PM / a month ago

Brazil justice minister quits, accuses Bolsonaro of meddling in police

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro announced his resignation on Friday in a public address accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of political interference in law enforcement.

Moro said Bolsonaro had insisted on firing federal police chief Mauricio Valeixo without agreeing to a replacement of a similar technical profile.

Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Editing by Brad Haynes

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