The Official Gazette of state has published this Saturday morning cessation of police chief of Mossos D'Esquadra, major Josep Lluís but, through an order from Ministry of Interior. The dismissal, which was not announced this Friday, is signed by minister, Juan Ignacio Zoido, who assumes competences corresponding to Catalan Interior Ministry in application of measures approved by Senate under Article 155 of Constitution. The largest of autonomic police joins also deposed César Puig, secretary general of Department of Interior; And Pere Soler, director general of Catalan police.Learn More
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Soler took his destitution immediately after President Mariano Rajoy communicated it in a public appearance after extraordinary Council of Ministers on Friday. In a letter addressed to Mossos, already exdirector general of autonomic police criticized judicial process open against people. "It is being extraordinarily unfair," he wrote to agents, whose "professionalism" he defended in his farewell writing.
It is investigated by national audience for a crime of sedition, for events of September 20. That day, thousands of people blew before Department of Economy of Generalitat, in Barcelona, to protest arrests of organizers of illegal referendum. The protests resulted in altercations that hindered, without preventing it, work of Civil Guards and judicial secretary, who had to go out on a roof.
For se same facts, judge of national audience Carmen Lamea sent to prison Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, leaders of Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Òmnium, main mobilizing entities of independence. Lame, however, rejected prosecutor's request to send to jail without bail senior commissioner of Mossos D'Esquadra, Josep Lluís, and limited to imposing mild precautionary measures.
We assume competences of Interior in Catalonia to ensure legality. We replace major for his legal situation. Pic.twitter.com/F1hMouGLoq— Juan Ignacio Zoido (@zoidoJI) October 28th, 2017
Following performance of Mossos during illegal referendum of October 1, government sources frame se decisions in need to fulfill mandate approved by upper house that executive guarantees neutrality of institutions Catalan. In fact, indoor competencies will be key to organization and development of autonomous elections that Rajoy has convened for next 21st of December.