A Policía Local officer is standing trial for shooting at a noisy neighbour. He is facing three years’ imprisonment if found guilty. According to the Public Prosecutor, the accused shot at the said neighbour four times after an argument over the noise he was making.
The story begins in 2006 with the Catalan regional police, Los Mossos d’Escuadra, arresting a Rumanian man who they had misidentified as the author of a hold up. Whilst in custody they beat up and tortured the man, which was caught on the police station’s own CCTV cameras.
Citizens of Salobreña have been collecting money between them to cover the 1,450 euros in fines that two of their number have to pay over the IBI protests.