19 December 2019

The Prosecutor’s Office calls for the shelving of the investigation into the police charges during the 1 October referendum


The Prosecutor’s Office calls for the dismissal of the case brought before Seventh Examining Magistrate’s Court of Barcelona in relation to the National Police charges at Barcelona polling stations during the 1 October referendum, arguing that the agents ‘used force legitimately and proportionately’. However, it calls for seven specific officers to be prosecuted for crimes of causing minor injuries in relation to punches and kicks, and for the preliminary investigation to continue in the case of Roger Español, who lost an eye that day after being hit by a rubber bullet. The court rejects the request of the Prosecutor’s Office, which appeals before the Provincial Court of Barcelona.

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