Éder Mauro

Éder Mauro Cardoso Barra (born 26 June 1982) better known as Delegado Éder Mauro or simply Éder Mauro is a Brazilian politician and police chief. He has spent his political career representing Pará, having served as federal deputy representative since 2015.[1]

Éder Mauro
Éder Mauro em fevereiro de 2017.jpg
Mauro in February 2017
Federal Deputy for Pará
Assumed office
1 February 2015
Personal details
Born (1960-12-14) 14 December 1960 (age 59)
Belém, PA Brazil
Political partyPSD

Personal lifeEdit

Mauro is the son of Maria Trindade Martins Cardoso and Vivaldo de Jesus Barra.[1] At the age of seventeen, Mauro took law courses at the Federal University of Pará and entered the police force shortly after graduating from university at the age of twenty-two, where he eventually became chief of the civil police for the state of Pará.[2]

Political careerEdit

A member of the parliamentary front known as "Bancada da bala", Mauro is well known in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies for advocating loosing of gun laws and advocating the right to bear arms.[3] The deputy is also part of the Evangelical Caucus[4] of the National Congress and is part of the allied base of the current president Jair Bolsonaro, however during the 2018 state elections in the state of Pará Mauro defended the PSD's position of integrating the support base of the then candidate Helder Barbalho, affiliated to the opposing Brazilian Democratic Movement.[5] As a former police officer, Mauro is well known for his strong stance on crime and punishing criminals.[6]

Mauro ran for mayor of his hometown of Belém under the banner of the PSD party in 2016, but finished third with 128,549 votes (16.53% of the balot) behind Zenaldo Coutinho and Edmilson Rodrigues.[7]

Mauro voted in favor of the impeachment motion of then-president Dilma Rousseff.[8] Braga voted in favor of the 2017 Brazilian labor reform,[9] and would vote in against opening a corruption investigation into Rousseff's successor Michel Temer.[10]

ControversiesEdit

In September 2015 the Pará State Court of Justice referred to the Supreme Federal Court a lawsuit against Mauro claiming that he deliberately omitted reporting instances of extortion and torture allegedly committed by police officers under his leadership as chief of the civil police of Pará.[11] The case was dismissed for lack of evidence in 2016 when the Second Panel of the Supreme Court acquitted the him unanimously.[12]

On 1 May 2019 Mauro had his official profile removed by Facebook due to publishing content considered to be promoting violence and that violated the website's guidelines.[13] On the 26 of the same month Mauro was accused of physically assaulting Bruna Lorrane, a transexual woman lawyer and public servant. According to her Mauro pushed and punched her, causing her to receive multiple bruises on her body. Mauro denyed the allegations and claimed that Lorrane's accusations were nothing more than "fake news".[14]

In July 2019 Mauro was accused of promoting homophobia by publishing the name and information of a LGBT rights activist and university student on his Facebook page. The student later said that he had received multiple hateful messages and content after Mauro had released his information.[15]

In February 2020 after deputy Glauber Braga got in an argument with justice minister and judge Sergio Moro, Braga called Moro a "militant henchman" who was defending Flávio Bolsonaro from corruption allegations while Moro claimed Braga was unqualified and that the PSOL party was the one protecting criminals. Mauro then jumped in and insulted Braga's mother before the chairman Marcelo Ramos decided to call off the hearing.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "DELEGADO ÉDER MAURO – Biografia". Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Delegado Eder Mauro Cardoso Barra" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  3. ^ Éboli, Evandro (6 March 2015). "Delegados, policiais e cabos da 'bancada da bala' dominam Comissão de Segurança da Câmara". O Globo. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Frente Parlamentar Evangélica do Congresso Nacional". Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  5. ^ "PSD sinaliza apoio ao MDB nas eleições 2018 no Pará" (in Portuguese). Diário Online. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  6. ^ Tadeu Monteiro, Geraldo; Ismael, Ricardo. O Brasil nas urnas: eleições municipais 2016. p. 35.
  7. ^ "Eleições 2016, Resultado da Apuração: Belém, PA" (in Portuguese). G1 Globo. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Reforma trabalhista: como votaram os deputados" (in Portuguese). Carta Capital. 27 April 2017. Archived from the original on 21 February 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Veja como deputados votaram no impeachment de Dilma, na PEC 241, na reforma trabalhista e na denúncia contra Temer" [See how deputies voted in the impeachment of Dilma, in PEC 241, in the labor reform and in the denunciation against Temer] (in Portuguese). G1 Globo. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Como votou cada deputado sobre a denúncia contra Temer" (in Portuguese). Carta Capital. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 21 February 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  11. ^ Aguiar, Gustavo (8 January 2016). "STF abre inquérito contra deputado do PSD por tortura" (in Portuguese). Estadão. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Segunda Turma absolve deputado Éder Mauro (PSD-PA) por falta de provas". Notícias STF (in Portuguese). 13 December 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  13. ^ Bergamo, Mônica (1 May 2019). "Facebook remove página oficial de deputado federal do Pará" (in Portuguese). Folha de S.Paulo. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Deputado federal Éder Mauro é acusado de agredir servidora transexual durante votação em Belém" (in Portuguese). G1 Globo. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Liderança estudantil denuncia deputado federal Éder Mauro à PGR por homofobia" (in Portuguese). G1 Globo. 4 July 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  16. ^ Peron, Isadora (12 February 2020). "Moro e deputado batem boca em audiência na Câmara" (in Portuguese). Valor. Retrieved 12 February 2020.