The mandatary peter castle He referred to the video in which state security police officers tie his shoes. The head of state indicated that the act was voluntary because the police sought to prevent the low back pain he suffers from “flare up.”
“I express my absolute respect for the work of the Police and all the workers in the country. I regret that a voluntary action by the security guard was misunderstood, who wanted to prevent my lower back pain from worsening and kindly offered to take such action, ”he said in a tweet.
“I never asked or forced the police force to do it. And I couldn’t do it myself because, for a while now, I’ve been wearing a bulletproof vest to protect my life from any risk or threat,” he added.
The president assured that “it was a fortuitous event that is being misunderstood” and used by his “political adversaries to continue denting my image.”
“I respect and appreciate the concern of the Ombudsman and other institutions about this anecdotal event, but I reiterate that there was no mistreatment or discrimination,” said Pedro Castillo.
The Ombudsman asked Pedro Castillo to respect the PNP
After the video of Pedro Castillo was broadcast on social networks, the Ombudsman’s Office ruled and specified that the functions of the police officers who provide protection to the head of state do not involve tying shoes.
“We ask the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, to respect the dignity of the members of the National Police of Peru who make up the State security in charge of their custody. Their functions do not imply taking charge of strictly personal actions, such as tying shoes,” the entity said in a tweet.