The Generalitat’s judicial “persecution” of the police: “It is a shameless and shameless act”

“They are not innocent because the police say so. Amnesty Law. They have been since day one. And they are because the legitimacy of the use of force was on their side, on the side of the Constitution, and because they intervened at the orders of judges and prosecutors to pursue crimes.” The Spanish Police Confederation (CEP) expressed its joy at the End of the judicial ordeal of the 46 national police officers prosecuted by the charges of the illegal referendum of 1-O in 2017.

It should be remembered that this Tuesday the head of the Court of Instruction number 7 of Barcelona, ​​Francisco Miralles, amnestied the agentsto which they are They attributed crimes of injury and against moral integrityIn his ruling, the magistrate points out that he is applying the measure of grace because the actions of the agents do not exceed the “minimum threshold of severity”which would mark his exclusion from the amnesty law. He also points out that these actions investigated “were of short individual duration” with a specific police objective (prevent the referendum) and “they did not continue once they had obtained it.” And in this sense, the text also points out that the charges “did not last longer than the actual police manoeuvre of entering and leaving the various polling stations.”

And although this ruling puts an end to seven years of ordeal for the agents, the police union wants to make it clear that “these colleagues have been innocent since day one, with or without this rule (amnesty law) so detrimental to the rule of law.” Thus, they insist that, in addition, they are innocent because “the legitimacy of the use of force was on their sideon the side of the Constitution and submission to the principle of legality against those who wanted to amputate one of Spain’s autonomous communities.”

Police officers persecuted in court

But at this point, the CEP points directly to the Generalitat, for “chasing police officers in court”. It should be remembered that the Catalan Government appeared as a plaintiff in the trial against the agents. “Using public resources for this purpose is Such misery, of such repugnant impudence, that it qualifies itself. But you know what? They have not won and the comrades are innocent,” they add. Because, ultimately, they conclude that “there is no independence, the streets of Catalonia did not rise up in a permanent riot, and the police have not been convicted. They are exactly the same as before, within Spain.”

And if we talk about darts, the one that this union throws at the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaskais the most direct: “In Catalonia, much more support from the State is needed for the national police.” Because in his opinion, the agents live in a “hostile” social environment, with permanent transfers of powers to the Mossos d’Esquadra. They therefore demand the immediate implementation of a plan that includes economic measures (special zone of singularity), professional measures (scale) and social measures (housing).

“When more than 20% of the police officers assigned to Catalonia are newly sworn in (that is, forced to do so), something is wrong. The Interior Ministry cannot continue to look the other way for political calculations“, states the Spanish Police Confederation.