An off-duty Guardia Civil officer was arrested after allegedly striking a Policía Local officer during the Feria de Málaga.
The incident took place around 18.30h on Thursday the 17th. A plainclothes municipal officer said he thought he saw a man bothering a woman on Calle Larios.
He appeared to be groping her whilst uttering smutty comments and insults. The municipal policeman says that he heard her telling him to leave her alone, so he approached and asked what was happening.
The woman, however, told him that she was OK and that she was in no danger from the other man and that he was her boyfriend. She Also refused to make an official complaint (denuncia).
At this point the municipal policeman asked the other officer for his ID but he refused to produce it. What he did do was get out his police shield and slap the other man in the face with it, calling him a “clown.”
As this was allegedly a physical assault against a public functionary, it would be a criminal offence. The municipal police radioed in for back up in order to arrest the Guardia Civil officer, who was later found on Plaza del Obispo and detained.
The Policía Local then went to the medical centre to obtain a medical certificate for the bruise on his face. The Guardia Civil was taken to the municipal police station were he was booked before appearing before a magistrate.
(News/Noticias: City & Metropolitan Area, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)