What happened with the images recorded by the Policía Nacional and the Guardia Civil on October 1?An agent who served in the Maresme area says he was carrying a GoPro camera, but he doesn't know what happened with the images
Josep Maria Camps
Images recorded by a Policía Nacional agent on October 1 at the Verd IEPC at Girona
An officer of the Guardia Civil who intervened on October 1 at the electoral college of Casal de les Cotxeres de Dosrius, in the Maresme area, explained Thursday that he was carrying a GoPro camera during the intervention.
This agent, identified under Police Number V11483E, made sure he didn't know why the images recorded by the camera, which he was wearing in his own uniform, were not in the summary of the trial.
Andreu Van den Eynde, defence counsel of Junqueras and Romeva, questioning agent V11483E this Thursday at the Supreme Court
The witness contradicts himself
In the statement, and in response to questions from Andreu Van den Eynde, defence counsel of Oriol Junqueras and Raül Romeva, this agent contradicted himself: at first he said that the images "were not clear enough", but later on he stated that he never saw them:
Van den Eynde: "Did you carry camera recorders?"
Agent V11483E: "Yes. I had a GoPro on my chest."
Van den Eynde: "Did you use it?"
Agent V11483E: "Yes, it was connected throughout the device."
Van den Eynde: "Do you know why we do not have the recordings of this camera?"
Agent V11483E: "Because many of the recordings can not be well seen. Sometimes I walked with my hand in front of my chest, so only one arm is showing on the footage, and not much more than that. In addition to that, these recordings ... my work is not for me to keep it. When the service is finished, the camera is delivered and we don't know what happens next with it. "
Van den Eynde: "Who did you give these recordings to?"
Agent V11483E: "To the teams ... We firstly give them to our superiors, then they hand it to the judicial police, they are the ones who do everything, and I can not answer with any further information, I just don't know."
Van den Eynde: "In any case, did the existing recording of this camera register the whole intervention?"
Agent V11483E: "I didn't watch it, the recording ... I don't have access to it."
Van den Eynde: "No, but you turned it on ..."
Agent V11483E: "I remove the camera when the service is over, that is, the connection, and when the service is finished I remove it and deliver it. I don't know what has os hasn't been recorded."
Who selected the images?
Knowing which criteria was followed to select the images recorded by the police on that day is one of the unfulfilled demands of the defenses, which consider that this footage has been incorporated in a partial and fragmentary manner to the cause.
In addition to that, they argue that, along with the images captured by citizens, these recordings should be contrasted with the testimony of police officers through their statements.
On Tuesday they tried to find out how the selection had been made by questioning the inspector who made the report of the videos of the Policía Nacional. He then stated that he had found the videos already selected. Nor could he explain why there was no video of the proceedings in the locations of Lleida and Tarragona.
On that same day, the person in charge of the Policía Nacional as a judicial police during October 1 tried to expose questions from the Prosecutor's Office and based on these videos, as of how the "passive resistance" of citizens had become "active ", and lawyer Benet Salellas interrupted him.
The testimony of three injured agents in Dosrius
In addition to this agent, this Thursday morning, and after the testimony of the inspector of the Mossos Joan Carles Molinero, two agents of the Guardia Civil who acted in the same polling station of Dosrius gave their testimony as well.
All three are listed as wounded in the intervention, they stated that they were received violently by the people gathered in front of the casal, and all three assured that they did not exercise violence in their actions.
The following two videos show the police action on October 1 in this concrete polling station, the Casal de les Cotxeres de Canyamars, in Dosrius:
- Catalan independence trial