In Córdoba, an 18-year-old girl denounced that during a police control two patrol cars stopped her when she was driving with her boyfriend and they beat savagely until remove several teeth. Thanks to the investigation it was known that it was all lie.
Security cameras and witness statements were key to uncovering the hoax.
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How the deception of the young woman who reported beatings by the police was discovered
The investigation, by the prosecutor Ruben Caroconfirmed the falsehoods in the testimony of those allegedly attacked by police officers. The security cameras did not show any image to corroborate what was reported, reported Chain 3.
In addition, the complainants incurred contradictions. For example, they said they had gone to visit friends in the Ciudadela neighborhood, but in reality they went to Nueva Córdoba. They also stated that they had not drunk alcohol when medical examinations confirmed that they had a high amount of alcohol in their blood.
The testimony of the witnesses was key
At the courthouse, witnesses said that when the first patrol car arrived at the scene, the young men, who were riding a motorcycle, were already lying on the ground. They also claimed that one of the allegedly attacked was shouting that “Someone” had thrown a stone at them, although later he assured that motochorros had locked them up.
“You could tell that both the boy and the girl were very nervous, in addition to being very drunk “another witness noted. Another added that “in At no time did I observe police personnel assaulting these people, I didn’t even see them being treated badly or touched. On the contrary, I saw that they were taking care of the situation and that later other police mobiles arrived ”.
According to him sweet TVAs the investigation proceeded, the testimony of another witness emerged who swore “Have seen everything”. He maintained that he was in a truck in front of the motorcycle and saw how from the sidewalk of Independencia street a young man threw a stone at the motorcyclists. Seeing the impact, He stopped to offer help.
Based on his word, they searched for new security cameras and saw how a boy in a white shirt ran “as if escaping from a complicated situation.” Within seconds He reappeared with a stone in his hand.
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Seconds later, cameras in the area recorded a blue motorcycle with a person sitting in the passenger’s place, falling backwards and dragging the body on the street.
The version of the false whistleblowers
The 18-year-old was circulating in motorcycle with his 20-year-old partner when, according to their lawyer José Sánchez del Bianco, the police forced them to stop and beat them up.
Apparently, the agents “were looking for criminals who were on a similar motorcycle to theirs ”, said the legal advisor.
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When the boy got out of the vehicle, one of the police officers he started hitting him without justification. At that moment, the bride tried to separate them and “the police officers they beat her, she fell to the ground and they continued to beat her ”, as reported by the legal representative.
Del Bianco revealed that the victim lost consciousness for a few seconds and when he managed to recover, the violence still continued. “She tried to register the situation with the telephone and was hit with the butt of the weapon of one of the troops, splitting his lip and pulling out his teeth “, detailed according to the public The twelve.
But that was not all, since the couple’s lawyer assured that they have “the certainty that the police personnel not only committed this aberrational act, but also I would have tampered with the crime scene in pursuit of his impunity”.
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For this reason, the victims will ask access the recordings of the security cameras in the area “To protect the images and guarantee the discovery of the truth.”
Investigated for false testimony
What is not known is why the couple lied. The main hypothesis There are two of them: either they suffered a random attack or the stone was thrown at them in revenge for an attempted robbery.
The truth is that, given the evidence collected, Prosecutor Caro filed the police abuse report and opened another file to investigate the couple for false testimony.