A MAN who faces six years jail for assaulting police in Spain denies all charges on the basis that he was too drunk to talk or even move, so couldn’t possibly have attacked the officers
According to prosecutors Ion P. allegedly assaulted and threatened a Local Police officer and a Guardia Civil agent during a row at a Pinseque (Zaragoza) bar.
The barmaid had called police saying the defendant was very upset and would not stop bothering customers. However, far from calming down, when he saw the officers arrive, the man confronted them and attacked them, it is alleged.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Spanish Association of Guardia Civil, which is the private prosecutor, have already submitted their written cases.
According to these Ion P. attacked the first municipal police officer who tried to identify him, shouting: “You are nobody, who are you?” as he grabbed him by the neck and made a gesture of hitting him with his arm. The officer avoided the blow, but had to retreat until the man gradually calmed down.
The Local Police finally managed to transfer the accused to the Town Hall of Pinseque, from where they asked for Guardia Civil help.
It was as they transferred the prisoner to the car that he allegedly kicked the Local Police officer in the ankle and hurt the Guardia Civil agent on the forearm. The first was off work for eight days and the second for four days.
The man is accused of a crime of resistance and of causing injuries. The private prosecution is asking for six years jail to be imposed, although the Public Prosecutor has only asked for five months.