Aleida Kulikoff, head of the Laboratory Department of the Legal Medical Service (SML), reported through a video posted on social media that she was removed from her position without a summary procedure or resolution of Comptroller’s order to say so.
«Today, October 25th I have been notified, I do not receive the notification, I do not sign it, because my duty is to the State. In an emergency situation, they cannot take office without a summary investigation and a resolution coming from the Comptroller’s Office,» Kulikoff says on the record.
«You can’t take me out of office and put someone to your finger. My duty and duty is with the public, and I’m not going to do quitting duties,» he adds.
Faced with the complaint, the Legal Medical Service stated that «in no case this decision, taken by the National Directorate, affects the normal and proper functioning of the expert work of the SML, especially with regard to the tanatological area, responsible for conducting legal medical autopsies in the context of a judicial investigation or the events that occurred during the last week.»
«What is notified to the civil servant is that a change of leadership will be made, and not a disengagement from the Service, leaving in its replacement an interim authority who will be responsible for reviewing the procedures currently being carried out in the Department of Laboratories, enthusing the continuity of the service and with the aim of improving the management of this area», they point out from the body.
In the explanations of the SML they point out that she already knew about the situation after a meeting with the National Director, Jorge Rubio, on October 22, and that it is due to «gaps in the management of the professional, and the constant review of efficiency in procedures fundamental to forensic work.»