Vox comes out in defense of the police command that champions the kick in the door

Vox has gone to the Congress of Deputies to defend the Police sub-inspector whose mention in the media has been recurrent in recent months for directing the assault on a house where a party was being held during confinement without a court order. The far-right parliamentary group has asked the government in writing if it is going to "express its public support" for the agent in another case, the search of an abuser's apartment, also without a court order, despite the fact that the crime had already been committed and the victim was outside the house.

Sub-inspector 89,666, whom Vox cites by name and surname in the question to the Government, will sit on the bench, along with five other policemenfor directing the operation that included breaking down the door and entering a home on Calle Lagasca in Madrid on March 21, 2020. The defense of the police officers alleges that the violation of the Citizen Security Law that was taking place inside of the home at that time became a crime of disobedience by refusing to open the door to the police and that avoiding this "flagrant crime" justified the search without a court order.

Vox, however, alludes in his written question to another subsequent incident that would have meant the change of destination of the command. It occurred on January 27 in the San Blas neighborhood of Madrid. A police patrol responded to the call warning that a woman was on the street after being assaulted by her partner. Despite the fact that the victim was already safe and the aggressor located, the sub-inspector considered that she could raid the home to arrest him.

The Vox deputy José María Figueredo renounces the term that his training usually uses to describe this type of violence against women, "intrafamily", and instead speaks of "macho violence". He does so when he addresses the Executive to ask the Government "if it plans to express its public support for the intervention carried out by the sub-inspector of the National Police, as the "Association of Women Survivors of Machista Violence" has done.

In this case, the sub-inspector's argument is that the aggressor had stolen belongings from the female victim and kept said foreign goods in the home, including some that could be used to continue harassing her, such as the victim's mobile phone, so the crime of robbery was being committed at that very moment inside the raided home. He adds the environment of the command that the Law of Criminal Procedure refers to "flagrant crime" the one that was being committed at that time or the one that "has just been committed".

As a result of this incident, the deputy inspector was relieved of his position as head of subgroup in the Citizen Attention Groups (GAC) and sent to another destination despite the fact that, his environment argues, it is a position acquired in a general competition of merits and he can only be removed for a very serious disciplinary infraction or because he requests it. They assure the same sources that the Disciplinary Regime opened confidential information that was filed before becoming a disciplinary file.

Last June, the head of the Investigating Court number 28 of Madrid, Jaime Serret, opened an oral trial against the sub-inspector and five agents under his orders for the "incontrovertible facts" that occurred in the aforementioned building on Lagasca street. The flat, contrary to what the defense argues, had been rented from the party organizer and was not a tourist flat. Inside, an infraction of the well-known gag law was taking place and not a crime, so the law does not enable agents to access without a warrant and avoid "a flagrant crime."

The private accusation attributes to the policemen a crime of trespassing and another of damages and requests four years in prison and six years of disqualification for all of them. The Prosecutor's Office and the State Attorney's Office only request that they all be acquitted: the agents for obeying orders from his superior and this one because he was convinced that he had to stop a crime.

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