A black man died after being beaten by security guards at the Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre. The case happened on Thursday night (20), in the Passo d’Areia neighborhood, in the north of the capital of Rio Grande do Sul.
João Alberto Silveira Freitas, 40, was known as Beto was on the market with his wife and argued with an employee, who called security. The agents allegedly took the man out of the establishment, an episode that generated revolt for the victim.
Videos shared on social networks show João being assaulted by the two white men outside Carrefour. The duo drops and immobilizes the black man, who starts to suffer several punches to the head. In another record, a market employee is still recording the scene and trying to avoid another recording. At that time, the victim was already bloody and lying on the floor. Watch a video, which contains strong scenes, at the end of the story.
The Porto Alegre police investigated the case and referred the two suspects to the Homicide Police. The pair may be fined in the act for qualified homicide. UOL, on-duty delegate Leandro Badoia said that both were silent in the deposition.
On Friday morning (20), the police reported that one of the suspects is a temporary police officer. The victim's wife was heard and said she had not witnessed the assaults. Expert reports are still expected to confirm the cause of death, and more images the market for the indictment to be made.
CARREFOUR SAYS IT WILL BREAK A SECURITY COMPANY CONTRACT
Carrefour classified Alberto Silveira Freitas' death as brutal and says it will break the contract with the company that is responsible for the security guards who committed the aggression.
“The employee who was in charge of the store at the time of the incident will be terminated. Out of respect for the victim, the store will be closed. We will be in contact with Mr. João Alberto's family to provide the necessary support ”, says an excerpt the position published in the early hours of this Friday (20th).
“Carrefour deeply regrets the case. For us, no type of violence and intolerance is permissible, and we do not accept that situations like these happen. We are deeply dismayed by everything that happened and we follow the developments of the case, offering all support to the local authorities ”, he completes.