Barcelona – Thursday, 11/14/2019 | Updated 11/15/2019 – 09:53
‘Counsellor’ Miquel Buch, meeting with the commanders of the Mossos d’Esquadra
/ EFE / ALEJANDRO GARCÍA
and SapFepol refuse to give more importance to the matter and the Department
defends the “impartiality” of the Mossos
The political and personal list of the commanders of the Mossos d’Esquadra contained within the notebook of Víctor Terradellas published by EL PERIÓDICO has generated a stir, and a “great malaise”, within the Catalan police. Some of those affected do not hesitate to describe it as “disgusting”, because it includes biased assessments of their “patriotism” but also because it goes against their privacy, noting if a woman responsible is “lesbian” or another is “sick”, and they see with concern that this has been made out of information that has been provided by the police itself. Although there are discrepancies about the seriousness that should be given to the matter between unions, consulted police sources or even the Department itself.
From the SICME, which represents the top level of inspectors, mayors and
commissioners, the alarming thing is that because of these
“inadmissible” pages the Mossos are again “in the
spotlight”, as his secretary general Jordi Silva regrets. “Of course
you don’t like this list” but you don’t have to give it “more
importance than it has”, underlines Toni Castejón, spokesperson for
Sap-Fepol, linked to SICME, since it is not an “official document”
nor is Terradellas’ position one official position of the Government or Interior.
“The behavior of the leadership”, as both of them underline, is
“irreproachable” and shows that they do not act driven by political
In CopCat, the other union on the upper scale, the outrage is greater. Although Terradellas’ musings, the union maintains, are “espionage operetta activities” that are not taken into consideration to designate anyone, the contents of the notebook “push the limit with the criminal”. CopCat lawyers will study the content of these pages and assess whether they file a complaint against Terradellas, or against the person who has provided the information.
convincing has been the Triunion, grouping of the SPC, SME and CAT, which finds
“very serious” the list. Its spokesman, David Miquel, unlike the other
delegates, denounces that its existence matches “the politicization”
of the police and sees with concern that it could have been taken into account
for internal promotions, thus marginalizing criteria based strictly on
“It is outrageous to put the sexual condition of a command on a list, or his state of health, or insinuate that she has progressed for being a woman”, he adds. In addition, he concludes, “we have to ask who has commissioned this list and who has provided the information to prepare it because a crime of secrecy has been committed”.
For its part, the Department has limited itself to issuing a statement in
which it only shows its support for the affected commanders, defends the
“impartiality and neutrality” of the Mossos and recalls that the
Catalan police is the second institution best valued by citizens. Although it
does not condemn the existence of the list.