By Chris King •
Published: 17 Oct 2021 • 1:49
Four Mossos officers detained in Barcelona released at the judge's disposal.
As reported in a statement by the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC), the head of investigating court No1 of Rubi in Barcelona has decreed provisional freedom for four Mossos d’Esquadra officers.
The four men had been detained this last Thursday, October 14, and appeared in court on Friday 15, charged with the alleged crimes of bribery, robbery with force, disclosure of secrets, and taking the law into their own hands.
All four individuals are required to be at the disposal of the court when required. One of them – a Mosso on leave of absence, who now works in a security company – was released on bail of €85,000, along with the precautionary measure of being prevented from leaving the territory.
Three of the detainees availed themselves of their right not to testify, and the fourth – for whom the bail has been issued – only answered his lawyer’s questions.
Sources present at the hearing explained to Europa Press that a security company allegedly lodged a complaint because a person had contracted a security service – where the Mosso on leave was working – but did not pay for the services, so, after 30 days, they went to ask for the money at the person’s home.
According to the victim’s version, the workers of the security company, seeing that she did not pay up, detained her and her partner in their home. When they refused to make the payment, on May 3 there was allegedly a robbery carried out in that same home.
The victim filed a complaint about these latest events, and the Mossos d’Esquadra began an investigation that ended up linking a series of people with the case: four Mossos d’Esquadra officers, and two company workers – all of whom were arrested last Friday 15.
A spokesperson for the Catalan police explained that the Division of Internal Affairs (DAI) has opened disciplinary proceedings against the four Mossos last Friday 15, and has removed the three active officers from the force, as reported by larazon.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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