The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has resolved three appointments that he had pending in the police leadership, causing them to run through the ranks and to be occupied by high-ranking leaders during the time of the last Popular Party government. The most relevant of these appointments is that of the new number 3 of the Police, Agustín Alonso-Carriazo, who becomes deputy director general of Human Resources and Training. Alonso-Carriazo was appointed by former Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido head of the Personnel Division in December 2017, on which the Disciplinary Regime depends, and during Grande-Marlaska’s mandate he has continued with the policy of laxity in investigations and eventual sanctions within the institution.
The Police closes without punishment the investigation in charge that invited Billy the Child to his police station
As an example of this policy in the application of the Disciplinary Regime for which Alonso-Carriazo has been responsible is the decision not to open a file to the commissioner who tried to favor the defendant for the irregular financing of the PP Javier López Madrid in the case of Dr. Pinto, by which the employer will be judged; the refusal to open a formal investigation into command that invited Billy the Kid to an official party at his police station; or the permanence of various commanders of the Popular Party’s political brigade in active services despite their accusations in the Villarejo case investigating the espionage of Bárcenas. One of them, the policeman who was Cospedal’s advisor, Andrés Gómez Gordo, captured the driver who acted as a mole within the family of the former treasurer and he has recently become chief of the Villa de Vallecas police station.
The new deputy director of Human Resources and Training, Agustín Alonso-Carriazo, takes the position after the current Minister of the Interior failed in his attempt to have a woman join the command bridge of the National Police for the first time. The main police station Pilar Allue requested the Ministry of the Interior in Rome after the examination to which she was subjected by the deputy director of the Corps, José Ángel Jiménez, promoted by Grande-Marlaska to the operational headquarters of the Police, and by the Director General of the Police, Francisco Pardo.
Marlaska’s deputy operational director, José Ángel Jiménez, is a command from the military academy and with a career developed in the riot control, a profile similar to that of Eugenio Pino, the DAO of the first PP legislature, architect of the political brigade , which is accused of spying on Bárcenas and to which the current DAO of the Police is close.
The second appointment announced this afternoon by the Ministry of the Interior is that of Rafael Pérez Pérez as general commissioner of the Judicial Police. This structure of central services encompasses the fight against organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption, among other specialized crimes. Pérez was already acting as number two in this General Police Station, under the orders of Eloy Quirós, who has retired. Pérez became head of the Technological Research Unit in one of the last police appointments of the Government of Mariano Rajoy before the motion of censure.
Pérez, police sources say, was Quirós’ candidate to replace him. The recently retired was also one of the members of the PP police leadership that Grande-Marlaska perpetuated in office. The decline of the UDEF, one of the police emblems of the Zapatero Government, started in the first legislature of Rajoy, as an instrument to whitewash the operations of the political police, and was perpetuated as of 2016 with Quirós at the head of the General Police Station Judicial Police, on which the specialized unit depends.
One of the last episodes of its decomposition from the UDEF has been the departure of the chief inspector who directed the investigations of box B of the PP, who requested a place in Huesca after promotion and not receiving any offer to continue in their specialty, economic crimes and political corruption. The demand to end the investigation of box B, led by judge José de la Mata, has forced Manuel Morocho to be awarded a commission to complete the investigation into the irregular financing of the PP.
The third appointment is that of Alicia Malo, who from Secretary General of International Cooperation passes to the head of the same, that is, from position two to one. She does so after her predecessor in office, Carlos Antonio Vázquez Ara, won the position of Minister of the Interior in Washington, one of the most demanded, despite being a member of the body that proposes to the Interior the most suitable candidates for the coveted. The three appointments, reports the Ministry of the Interior in a press release, have been proposed by the director general of the Police, Francisco Pardo, to the minister.