Police officers accused of violence

The waiter suffered multiple injuries including a fractured elbow

A WAITER from Frigiliana has reported the Local Police chief and two Guardia Civil officers, who he claims beat him up outside the bar where he works.

The 39-year-old waiter, Daniel Reyes, reported that he had stayed at the bar where he worked for a drink after finishing his shift one night and had had an argument with a colleague, which ended in fisticuffs. However, the alleged victim said, the fight ended and that was that.

At that point, the man, who has lodged a complaint at the court in Torrox, was grabbed by the police chief and officers, who were off duty and at the bar, and dragged outside where they allegedly laid into him with their truncheons. 

The complaint was accompanied by a medical report, which lists bruising to the face and nose, a cut requiring three stitches to the upper lip and another cut requiring 11 stitches to the eyebrow and a fractured elbow which had to be put in plaster.

Reyes has asked the judge to view CCTV recordings and have witnesses questioned. 

The police chief meanwhile told the press that he had arrested the waiter as he was upsetting public order by fighting and said he is currently off sick due to rib injuries. He refused to make further comments. Frigiliana Mayor Jose Antonio Gonzalez said the policemen had acted correctly.

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