The former head of Investigation of the Mossos denounces that he was fired for refusing to report investigations to politicians

The crises accumulate this last week in the Mossos d’Esquadra. The same day that they had to suspend some calls to the inspector due to possible irregularities, and shortly after the internal battle between the two heads of the body was aired, it has now also been known that the former head of the Criminal Investigation Division, Toni Rodríguez , has filed a complaint against his dismissal in which he denounces that he was removed for refusing to provide information on investigations that affected politicians.

The corruption investigations that Trapero and his team shielded and that hinder the Government

The corruption investigations that Trapero and his team shielded and that hinder the Government

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In the last renovation of the Mossos leadership, the one that led to the dismissal of major Josep Lluís Trapero, Rodríguez was sent to Rubí as head of the local police station, which was seen within the body as an obvious degradation. The then head of Investigation assures in the complaint, that El País has advanced, who removed him from office without professional justification. And he has accused the current number 2 of the Catalan police, Eduard Sallent, of having asked him for copies of proceedings on ongoing investigations, such as the one that affected the Minister of the Interior himself, Miquel Buch, a case that was already judicialized at that time (the prosecution asks for six years in prison for paying Puigdemont’s bodyguard).

According to Rodríguez’s account, his refusal to provide the investigation data caused tensions at the top of the body. And to this was added another controversial episode that concerns politicians: that of the leaks in the case about alleged embezzlement of the current leader of Junts Laura Borràs. The leak caused the judge to withdraw the investigation from the Mossos.

Rodríguez, who had asked not to be assigned to Rubí, now claims in the complaint to be reinstated in the position.

The recipient of his accusations, Eduard Sallent, has been precisely one of the protagonists in the internal battle experienced in the police leadership these days. The chief commander of the Mossos, Josep Maria Estela, asked for his head as a condition to continue leading the police. With everything, and given the noise caused by the confrontation, he finally ended up sending a letter to all the agents of the body in which he tried to tackle the crisis by ensuring that the entire team works “together”.

After revealed the corruption investigations that Trapero and his team had under way and that were compromised with the renovation of the leadership, the opposition parties accused the Minister of the Interior, the Republican Joan Ignasi Elena, of having led carry out a police purge. He considered it “insinuations” with the aim of staining the professionalism of the body and attributed the changes to the usual “mobility” in the Mossos.

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