Coin Local Police officer arrested for alleged gender violence of his partner

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Local Police officer in the Malaga municipality of Coin arrested for alleged gender violence of his partner

Guardia Civil officers arrested an officer from the Local Police of the Malaga municipality of Coin this Wednesday, March 16. He was detained for a suspected crime of gender violence, after his sentimental partner accused him of allegedly slapping her in the face, outside in the street.

At the time of the attack, the policeman was off duty, and not in uniform. As a precautionary measure, the Municipal Council has withdrawn his regulatory weapon. This has already been deposited in the Arms Intervention of the Coin Post, which, in addition, has proceeded to open a disciplinary file against him.

According to municipal sources, he is ‘subject to the judicial process’, that is, waiting for the judge to rule after taking his statement. It is a protocol file of internal investigation whose resolution will vary depending on the decision adopted by the judicial authority.

This incident occurred last Wednesday 16, at around 7pm, in Calle Edoras de Rohan. A witness alerted authorities that a man was assaulting a woman, to which a patrol from the Local Police responded.

The woman explained to the officers that this individual – with whom she has a romantic relationship – had given her a ‘slap in the face’ and snatched the vehicle keys. He denied the accusations.

Three other witnesses who were in the area assured the agents that the woman had been assaulted. A Guardia Civil patrol arrived on the scene and intervened, proceeding to arrest the police officer as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of gender violence.

The detained officer was a member of the Local Police of Coin between 2013 and 2017. Of the latter year, he only served for one month, until he was dismissed. Currently, the detainee did not hold any position, nor was he part of investigation groups.

Sources close to the case indicated that, in those cases of gender-based violence in which the victim refuses to file a complaint, the investigators also carry out the arrest of the alleged aggressor. Even if it is not ratified, the Prosecutor’s Office can request a restraining order. “At the moment, he is not guilty, but probably he will not be satisfied with the measure they take, if any,” they maintained.

In such instances, the municipalities normally look for a bureaucratic position for the policeman who has been arrested, where he does not have to use the regulatory weapon, as reported by malagahoy.es.

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