Was an immigrant of Peruvian nationality charged with robbery in the municipality of San Miguel last August, a fact for which He spent 10 days in prison.
The analysis of the audiovisual recordings to which his family had access is sufficient evidence of his innocence. Well, you can see it in the pictures two completely different people.
At the time of Christopher’s arrest Surveillance cameras were not yet available…So it wasn’t enough for him to deny the crime.
“When the robbery happened, I came out after a while… I was in the house all day and went out briefly to go shopping and then I was found guilty of a robbery,” says Cristopher Rey.
“For me it was a very bad experience Firstly, because the crime was not my fault, and secondly, because I missed my family. Well, with all the problems of foreigners, everyone They put us in the same bag“ adds the wrongly accused.
More than 39,000 innocent prisoners
According to the State Criminal Police Office, more than 39,000 innocent defendants They have been imprisoned in the last decade. A figure that remains worrying, due, among other things, to expert errors, poor prosecutorial work and, in some cases, the use of preventive detention as a form of early sentencing.
To change this situation, “Project Innocent According to Christian Basualto, deputy regional public defender for the metropolitan area, “essentially the purpose is to provide specialized care to individuals who suspect that they may have been falsely accused before a sentence is imposed.”
An initiative that has already been implemented for 10 years in the State Criminal Defense Office and seeks to redress judicial errors through acquittals or permanent dismissals.