They leave in the intermediate room the use of non-lethal weapons for serenity

In order to discuss and expand the study on whether the serenade troops should be equipped with non-lethal weapons to help the Peruvian National Police (PNP) in the fight against crime, the Plenary of Congress left this issue in an intermediate room .

Indeed, it was after starting a debate in which a majority agreed on the need to expand the fight against insecurity in the country, but parliamentarians with experience in municipal government considered that the measure would be contradictory and to the detriment of the serene itself.

Congresswomen Patricia Juárez Gallegos (FP), Norma Yarrow Lumbreras (Avanza País) and Susel Paredes Piqué (NA), all three with municipal experience, raised the need to train security forces and support the PNP with resources.

They agreed in pointing out that if a criminal finds himself in front of a night watchman armed with a rubber bullet gun, at the moment, he will not know how to differentiate and will shoot to kill, in a context in which the latter does not have to to do the work for which the police are entrusted, but only to deter and assist.

For Juárez Gallegos, it is worrying that municipalities have the possibility of arming security militias with rubber bullets, tear gas and aerosols, among others, and that this is not the purpose of the law that created the serenade.

Along these lines, Yarrow Lumbreras also spoke, who recommended starting with the creation of schools to train serenazgo.

Paredes Piqué agreed with both. Congressmen Carlos Anderson Ramírez (NA) and Guido Bellido Ugarte (PB) did the same.

On the contrary, Congressman Pedro Martínez Talavera (AP), who also has municipal experience, spoke out. He said that a citizen assaulted by a criminal resorts first to serenade and that this must have conditions to provide security, although at the same time he proposed reinforcing the PNP.

The proposal includes the initiatives of congressmen Américo Gonza Castillo (PL), Jorge Luis Flores Ancachi (AP) and the municipality of the district of Comas, when Raúl Díaz Pérez was mayor.

The president of the Commission for National Defense, Internal Order, Alternative Development and the Fight against Drugs, Diego Bazán Calderón (Avanza País), was in charge of supporting the initiative before the Plenary and agreed to go to a fourth intermission, accepting the request of the Congressman Karol Paredes Fonseca (AP).

The proposal proposes a law that incorporates the use of state-of-the-art non-lethal weapons for municipal serenage and modifies Law No. 31297, Law of the Municipal Serenage Service.