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Spain: Madrid appoints a new chief of Catalan police00:53

Spain: Madrid appoints a new chief of Catalan police

Spain, Madrid
October 30, 2017 at 18:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spanish Minister of the Interior Juan Ignacio Zoido met with newly appointed head of Catalan regional police Ferran Lopez in Madrid, Monday. The meeting with the Mossos d'Esquadra commissar Lopez comes three days after Spain's central authorities imposed a direct rule in Catalonia in the aftermath of the October 1 independence referendum.The former police chief Josep Lluis Trapero was relieved of his duties after being accused of failing to comply with the government's orders to stop the voting process. The vote was deemed illegal by the Madrid government. Trapero, however, walked free as no sufficient evidence of the alleged crime was found.Mandatory credit to ACN.

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Spanish Minister of the Interior Juan Ignacio Zoido met with newly appointed head of Catalan regional police Ferran Lopez in Madrid, Monday. The meeting with the Mossos d'Esquadra commissar Lopez comes three days after Spain's central authorities imposed a direct rule in Catalonia in the aftermath of the October 1 independence referendum.The former police chief Josep Lluis Trapero was relieved of his duties after being accused of failing to comply with the government's orders to stop the voting process. The vote was deemed illegal by the Madrid government. Trapero, however, walked free as no sufficient evidence of the alleged crime was found.Mandatory credit to ACN.

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