SCJN will discuss an amparo for preventive detention

Edward Murillo

Newspaper La Jornada
Monday, August 22, 2022, p. eleven

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) will vote this week on the first project related to the constitutionality of informal preventive detention. This is the case of Brandon Alexis Flores Ramírez, brother of Óscar Andrés, the polka dotwho commanded the criminal group Union Tepito.

The project of Minister Norma Lucía Piña Hernández proposes to endorse this measure when the detainee is released represents a danger to the safety of society.

The accused was arrested on May 21, 2020 in a joint operation between the Secretary of the Navy and capital authorities in the Guerrero neighborhood of Mexico City, along with his uncle Alejandro Kulhiger Flores, in possession of weapons, ammunition, cocaine and more. one and a half million pesos in cash.

They were linked to the process for the possible commission of crimes of operations with resources of illicit origin, against health and possession of firearms for exclusive use.

The judge of the Federal Criminal Justice Center of the South Prison imposed the measure on them, for which their lawyers promoted an amparo against article 167 of the National Code of Criminal Procedures.

The defendants lost their protection and filed an appeal for review before a collegiate court, which decided to send the case to the SCJN, so that on Wednesday the ministers of the first chamber will vote on the draft sentence prepared by Minister Piña.

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