Green Patrol Chief Gabriel Torres.

03-03-2015PERE BOTA

The National Police yesterday arrested the acting head of Palma’s Local Police force’s Green Patrol, Gabriel Torres, as part of the on going investigation into alleged police corruption in the Playa de Palma.
The arrest was carried out at 10.50a.m when members of the National Police presented themselves at the San Fernando Local Police station in the capital.
Torres was then taken away to the National Police station where he spent the day being questioned.
At the beginning of May, Torres and two other members of the Local Police were  cited by the judiciary as being alleged suspects in the Casino Balear case.
Apparently the three were alleged to have threatened and physically  man handled the owner of the casino. However, while those allegations were being investigated, on Wednesday, members of the National Police Serious Crime Squad seized boxes of documents from the Green Patrol’s office at San Fernando station for inspection.
The investigation, which is being over seen by the judge Carmen Gonzalez, is said to be “in an advanced stage” and also involves the investigation into the Local Police force in Calvia.
Sources revealed yesterday that these three latest arrests relate to suspected police corruption along the Playa de Palma and the three suspects had apparently been given expensive presents by a number of business men in the resort allegedly in return for special favours.

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