The judge investigating whether the Generalitat prevaricated with the delay in vaccinate the agents of the National Police and the Civil Guard in catalonia has ordered the Ministry of Health that identifies those responsible for the management of this process and what protocols they followed.
In a car, to which Efe has had access, the head of the examining court number 17 of Barcelona also entrusts the Secretary of State for Security that identifies those responsible for the Interior Ministry who participated in the vaccination process of the coronavirus to members of the Civil Guard and the National Police in Catalonia and what functions they performed.
The judge has ordered identify those responsible for the vaccination process at the request of the Mossos d’Esquadra, who commissioned the investigation to determine if the Generalitat committed the crimes of prevarication and against the rights of workers by not vaccinating the agents of the National Police and the Civil Guard in Catalonia at the same rate as the regional police, until last April the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) ordered it.
According to the judge, the request for information requested by the Mossos in the framework of this investigation rIt is a “suitable and necessary” result, since it is the “only one” that in this “embryonic” phase of the investigation will allow obtaining information aimed at clarifying the facts. and find out the people who were involved in the process.
Specifically, the judge has ordered the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health that, at the request of the Mossos d’Esquadra, detail the protocols established for the process of the coronavirus vaccination plan for the State security forces in Catalonia, as well as the department responsible for this management with the identification of its holders.
Also ask that Health identifies the people in charge who intervened in the management of the coronavirus vaccination to the Police and the Civil Guard and what role they performed, and if there is any documentation or exchange of requests between the Generalitat and the representatives of the security forces in relation to this process.
The Secretary of State for Security is ordered by the judge, also at the request of the Mossos, to detail the protocols established for the vaccination of the coronavirus to the agents of the Civil Guard and the National Police in Catalonia and to identify those responsible for the departments of the Ministry of the Interior who managed it with the Ministry of Health.
The judge opened proceedings following a complaint against the Generalitat filed by the National Police union JUPOL and the Civil Guard association JUCIL, for the crimes of prevarication and against the rights of workers, for the delay in the vaccination of the agents of both bodies in Catalonia until the TSJC gave an ultimatum to the Generalitat last April.
Specifically, the TSJC ordered the Generalitat on April 27 to “without any excuse” guarantee “immediately and without delay” the vaccination of agents of the Civil Guard and the National Police in Catalonia, so that in ten days it would reach the same proportion as in the Mossos, as it finally ended up happening, when appreciating an “appearance of discrimination.”
For the TSJC, the data provided by the Generalitat were “eloquent”, which detailed that on April 22, 80.3% of the members of the Mossos d’Esquadra, 79.1% of the Guardia Urbana were vaccinated in Catalonia of Barcelona and 71.2% of the local police, compared to 9.9% of the National Police and 6.3% of the Civil Guard.
The Generalitat complied with the order of the TSJC and on May 8 it had already vaccinated more than 3,700 agents of the National Police and the Civil Guard in Catalonia, equating their situation to that of the Mossos d’Esquadra.
The provincial secretary of JUCIL in Barcelona, Milagros Cívico, has highlighted that thanks to her demand the agents of both bodies were vaccinated and has valued that the judge order an investigation of the “unjust and indiscriminate irregularities” suffered by the Generalitat in this process .
For his part, the regional secretary of JUPOL in Catalonia, Marcos Veiras, has indicated that hopes that responsibilities will be clarified in the Generalitat and he pointed out that they would have preferred that the investigation had fallen to the Civil Guard or the National Police because they do not trust the Mossos commanders, although they do trust their agents, because they have been “assigned during the last years of the process by members of the pro-independence political leadership “.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.