Head of police and ten officers arrested for torture
23 August 2006, MADRID — The head of police and ten officers in Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca have been arrested for allegations of torture, authorities said on Wednesday.
23 August 2006
MADRID — The head of police and ten officers in Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca have been arrested for allegations of torture, authorities said on Wednesday.
Alejandro Morer and the officers were arrested on Tuesday as part of an investigation by judge Juana López.
They allgegedly beat up an Algerian man who was accused of robbing the home of one of the officers.
He claimed they broke two of his ribs.
The arrests were carried out after a video of the alleged incident came to light.
Six members of the local police force are also being investigated for allegedly falsifying public documents and failing to investigate alleged criminal offences.
The arrests were carried out by the Guardia Civil.
The officers, who have appeared in front of a judge, were released on conditional bail.
The judge has imposed conditions of secrecy on the case, while the investigation proceedings.
Torrevieja has a large expat population.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news