“The prosecution does not want to give us Agustina's medical history.” With that strong complaint began the defense of Jessica, Agustina Casco's sister, prior to the second autopsy that will be performed this Monday morning on the 21-year-old police body, who died on November 23, after suffer a blow during training at the “Juan Vucetich” school.
Agustina's sister pointed out that the prosecutor's office denied her request under the argument that the request should be made by a lawyer. The consequence of this is that without the medical history, the expert hired by the family would not be able to work properly.
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Jessica explained that the expert they had hired asked them for the young woman's medical history and that both she and her mother, who appears as the complainant, submitted the request to the prosecutor's office. “They told us that the lawyer had to request it, who was on vacation,” she clarified.
Rodrigo Tripolone, representative of Agustina Casco's family, made the request last week and was told that they would send him the medical history for the last days of January. But they have no news. February began, the document never arrived and time is running out.
From the family environment they assure that this is not the first time that they have noticed irregularities of Justice, in a case whose first autopsy was performed by a doctor from the Buenos Aires police. “One force cannot investigate another,” argued Jessica Casco.
But the sloppiness did not end there, because the case went through three different prosecutor's offices: first it was in the Functional Instruction Unit No. 5 of Morón, then it went through No. 10 specialized in Gender Violence, but finally it ended up in the UFI N. °4 of the same department.
Agustina died last November 19, at the age of 21. (Photo: Facebook).
“We don't know the prosecutor,” Jessica said, referring to Paula Salevsky. Added to these sloppiness, according to her story, was the opening of Agustina's cell phone that took place on Thursday, January 25, in which they were not allowed to be present.
In the middle, only two people testified about the case: Jessica and Claudia, the sister and the mother. “All the times we asked them to call the ambulance instructors, the force instructors and their colleagues, they did not listen to us,” denounced the sister of the 21-year-old officer.
In parallel, they claim that the body of the young police officer was not preserved as it should have been for this second autopsy: “They do it so that the evidence is erased. The body, two months after her death, is not the same. They take him on the 4th to preserve him and do the autopsy on the 5th. What's the point?”
Suspicions about the “Juan Vucetich” school: “We know that worse things are coming”
From the beginning, Agustina Casco's family assured that there are those responsible for the death of the young woman who left the “Juan Vucetich” police school on Sunday, November 19 to go vote and had to return at night to continue with the vote. training. However, she ended up hospitalized and on November 23 she died.
Shortly after the tragic news was confirmed, details began to emerge about what had happened during the training week. “One of her classmates told me that she had hit herself in a defense class when they had to handcuff her,” Jessica explained.
The truth is that since then there have been at least two faintings of the 21-year-old officer inside the Buenos Aires police training school. In the first, according to the witnesses, they gave her a glass of water and waited for her to recover. “She was unbalanced for more than half an hour and did not catch the attention of the instructors,” claimed her sister.
“The second fainting occurred when they were entering the dining room. She turned pale, purple and passed out for a long time. The instructor asked that they not call the ambulance,” Jessica revealed about the second episode prior to the young woman's death.
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The striking “pressures” towards the family began to arrive once Agustina was hospitalized. Casco explained that they placed police custody on the young woman while she was in the hospital and assured that several police officers wanted to go see her when she was in intensive care.
The young woman said that members of the school “asked the therapy doctors for the medical report before” and that “when she had the operation, the first one to ask was the school director.”
The hypothesis they use in the family environment has to do with an attempt to cover the institution: “They didn't want the school to get dirty. The first thing the director told me when my sister's death was confirmed was “thank goodness she didn't die from a blow at school and it was a cyst with hemorrhage.”
“She told what happened and how it was. They were involved the entire time, they wanted everything to happen very quickly, for them to bury her and that's it. They don't want us to dirty the school, but things started to happen there. If my sister wasn't going to vote that day, she would die inside the school,” Jessica said.
Agustina's family reported that the young woman returned home with her body covered in bruises and bruises. (Photo: courtesy of Jéssica Casco).
For the young woman, those responsible range from the “Juan Vucetich” school to the doctors who treated her: “The defense instructor, the instructor who was with her in the dining room, the school director. They are all responsible for her because she was denied medical care. The doctors are also guilty of her because they did not treat her as they should have. We have our doubts that they have been tightened.”
“We know that things are going to come, that worse things can come. But we are going to continue fighting for her, no matter how long it takes,” Jessica added before the autopsy.
The family's expectations while awaiting the second autopsy
“Let's hope they find what caused the death,” Jessica Casco's response to TN was so specific about the expectations they have for the autopsy that will be performed on Agustina's body this Monday.
From the family environment they rule out the possibility that the young woman died from an ovarian cyst and assure that “she came out of the operation well and died three days later.” “There was something that they overlooked, that they didn't want to see or they didn't review it.”
The goal for this Monday's day in the Casco family is to find a little peace. Both for them and for Agustina. “We want to know what caused her death and for that to give us peace of mind, to give her the rest that he needs.”
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“It's not nice at all that tomorrow they pick her up, take her away, do an autopsy and bring her back. It is stirring those sensations again. After a couple of days we can just go visit her,” Jessica said.
She and Claudia, Agustina's mother, were the main promoters of this new autopsy that will be carried out this Monday. To do this, they had to make a collection that would allow them to cover all the expenses: “We had to pay for a new drawer, the transport to the morgue and the money to pay for the expert. “We still didn’t put together everything we needed.”
Now, they only maintain latent illusions: “The hope is that they will find something different from the cyst, something that shows what caused his death, something that they overlooked and did not give him the attention he needed.”