Judge Paula Verónica Gonzáles took the case for the crime of Lucas Gonzalez, the 17-year-old boy who was murdered in the Barracas neighborhood in November of last year. for the crime, There are 14 members of the City Police charged with “aggravated homicide” and “cover-up”.
Despite the fact that there were requests for opposition regarding the defense of the officers involved, all were rejected by Gonzáles, temporarily in charge of the National Criminal and Correctional Court 7. He also supported the request of the prosecutor in the case, Leonel Gómez Barbella, so that there would be elevation to trial.
“The family only expects justice and speed”Lucas’s family’s lawyer told Télam, Gregorio Dalbon. In turn, he emphasized that they are in a position to initiate a historic trial, “because of the number of those involved and the perversity of the accessories.”
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The inspector Gabriel Alejandro Issasi (41)senior officer Fabian Andres Lopez (47) and the officer Juan Jose Snows (36)They are the main defendants. The three belong to the Brigade and Summaries Division of Commune 4 of the City Police and will go to trial as alleged co-authors of the crimes of “aggravated homicide for having been committed with treachery, for pleasure, for racial hatred, by the premeditated concurrence of two or more people and for being committed by a member of a police force abusing his function or position”
They were also charged with three attempted aggravated homicides for the same reasons; ideological falsehood and illegal deprivation of liberty aggravated by functional abuse and without provision of the law.
Among the other accused are those who promote greater hierarchy, among them the inspector commissioner of the Neighborhood Communal Department 4 Daniel Alberto Santana (42); the commissioner of the Neighborhood Commune 4A, Rodolfo Alejandro Ozan (53); the commissioner of the 4D Neighborhood Police Station, Fabian Alberto Du Santos (51); and the commissioner of the 4D Commune, Ramon Jesus Chocobar (47).
Also, there is the commissioner John Horace Romero (50) and the deputy commissioner Roberto Orlando Inca (46), both from the Summaries Division and Brigades of Commune 4; the principal of the 4D Commune, Hector Claudio Cuevas (49); and the officers of the 4D Sebastián Neighborhood Police Station Jorge Baidon (27), Jonathan Alexis Martinez (34), Angel Darius Arevalos (33) y Daniel Ruben Espinosa (32).
It is worth mentioning that all of them are incriminated as the main perpetrators of the crime for “ideological falsehood, illegal deprivation of liberty aggravated by functional abuse and without provision of the law, cover-up aggravated by the condition of public officials and because the preceding offense is especially serious and the imposition of torture.”
Despite already having the main culprits, Judge González decided to keep the investigation of the case delegated to the prosecutor Gómez Barbella, in order to be able to continue investigating if there were other people who participated in the event or who were charged but their arrests were dismissed or lack merit.
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Similarly, Paula Verónica González reported in her resolution: “Beyond making it clear that the Prosecutor’s Office may continue in this same file with the investigation aimed at elucidating the intervention of other possible participants, it is appropriate to declare the closure of the investigation and raise the case digitally to the Oral Criminal and Correctional Court that is drawn”.
The prosecutor of the case requested that the 14 police officers go to trial
The prosecutor in charge of the case for the crime of Lucas Gonzalez asked them to go to trial the 14 city police of Buenos Aires involved. The 17-year-old adolescent was murdered in November of last year in Barracas.
Leonel Gómez Barbella presented a brief in which he not only points against the three troops who participated in the operation – the inspector Gabriel Alejandro Issasisenior officer Fabian Andres Lopez and the official Juan José Nievesbut claims that the rest of the officers are tried for concealment.
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The presentation, made by the Criminal and Correctional Prosecutor’s Office 32, also asks that the attempted murder of the three friends who were with Lucas at the time of the incident.
“The evidence obtained allows us to affirm that the homicide of Lucas González and the attempt on the other three youths are the voluntary and willful consequence of a previously prepared plan or agreement and in which Issasi, Nieva and López participated actively, “said the prosecution.
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Gómez Barbella marked two “historical milestones” that according to him should be judged in the case. The first is the “Aggravated homicide of Lucas González and the attempt of the same result to the detriment of JAS, JZG and NHG, by three members of Brigade 6 of the Brigade and Summaries Division of Commune 4 of the City Police.”
Secondly, he remarked that “all subsequent deployment, carried out by a large number of members of the City Police” must be judged. For the prosecutor, it was a illegal procedure mounted to hide the police attack, which included the “planting” of a weapon inside the vehicle.
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In turn, the Public Ministry pointed out that “there was never an armed confrontation, rather it was an attack perpetrated by the officers on the victimsirrational and unjustified, for which they used their weapons in order to cut off their lives”.
“We are not facing a mere occasional concurrence of authors, but rather there was a preordained convergence, where the action of some appears objectively and subjectively linked to that of others, within the framework of a plan with unity of design and community of contributions”, assured the prosecution.
Crime of Lucas González: how was the murder of the soccer player
The case in question occurred more than six months ago. The victim, along with three friends, They left training at the Barracas Central club. The young people were in a Volkswagen Suran, which belonged to the father of one of them, when they were intercepted by the City Police Investigations Brigade, who were in a Nissan Tiida car, from which three armed officers got out.
From the investigations into the case, it was learned that the teenagers believed they were thieves and that is why when they saw them they tried to flee quickly from the place. At that very moment, the police started shooting at them. One of those bullets hit Lucas, who died hours later..