Two police officers jailed for torturing a suspect in Palma

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TWO National Police officers have been sentenced to three years in prison for torturing a suspect in Palma.

The incidents took place in 2009, when the 36 and 37-year-old police officers were off duty and one of them was involved in a fight with a man in a club.

The Palma Court has decided that the victim, who was taken into custody as a result of the fight, was beaten and threatened by one of the policemen. The officer was an inspector at the time. He went as far as simulating he was shooting the victim, aiming his partner’s gun at the man’s head.

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The victim was taken to the Son Espases hospital as a result of the fight.

After that, he attended the Police Station of Palma to testify. Both policemen were put in charge of him and took the chance to take him to the garage and torture him.

According to the sentence text, the man was repeatedly beaten about the head with a gun and received several threats to his life.

The judge considered that the victim’s statement and other evidence shown in the trial proved that the two policemen were guilty of torture, and an injury offence, amongst other offences.

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