GUARDIA CIVIL officers who investigated the death of an Alhaurin woman in 2008 face investigation themselves.
She was found dead in the swimming pool of her house but the case was shelved in 2009.
The case was reopened by a Malaga court after the woman’s family submitted new evidence.
They claim there is proof that her ex-husband – and principal suspect – connived with four Guardia Civil officers investigating the death.
Two years later he was arrested and imprisoned on drug trafficking charges, along with a Guardia Civil member who led his wife’s case.
Officers deliberately contaminated evidence, the family now allege. The court has allocated the second enquiry to the Policia Nacional but the Guardia Civil union, AUGC, wants an internal investigation of the case.
Lawbreaking cannot be protected by symbols, uniforms or false comradeship, Ignacio Carrasco, the AUGC’s provincial secretary told the Press.
The dead woman’s family asked the AUGC for help and the union had provided it, Carrasco explained.