ldblquote The Mayor is in possession of photos of local police officers having sex on duty and in uniform and has done nothingdblquote say SIPA (policemen's union) translated from http://www.canarias24horas.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23902&Itemid=1
In the photographs given to the Mayor one can make out uniformed police officers having sex on duty inside various cars
The SIPC, which is the Sindicato Independiente de Polic'edas de Canarias. (Independant union of Policepersons in the Canaries, says that they are ldblquote fed up with the free-for-all situation that exists within the Stgo del Teide Local Police Force Canarias 24 horas dot com
reported this piece after several conversations with the heads of this union, in which they revealed that, amongst other things, the Mayor of this municipality, Juan Dami'e1n Gorr'edn Ramos, has in his possession photographs, handed to him by the heads of the union, in which one can see certain officers of the Stgo del Teide local police, inside cars and locales having sex with different partners.
These events took place, according to the SIPC, when the officers were on duty and furthermore wearing their uniforms and badges of office They insist that this matter affects officers who are ldblquote protecteddblquote by the chief of police of the southern municipality - Juan Agust'edn Mart'edn Trujillo
In the photos handed to they Mayor, copies of which they jealously guard, one can see what is apparently the interior of various cars, where, after staying a while with their ldblquote contactsdblquote these offiers subsequently have sexual relations with various women
In the photos the SIPC say one can clearly see the faces of the officers that are ldblquote protecteddblquote by Juan Agust'edn Mart'edn Trujillo. And the union members can confirm that the ladies who appear in these pictures are not the officersquote wives!
"This is the straw which will break the camels back," they complain, "because while ldblquote theydblquote open disciplinary proceedings at the drop of a hat for an officer who is late on duty, these ldblquote chosen onesdblquote get away with bloody murder without even a reprimand! "A story that goes back to 1995
In 1995 almost all the officers in Santiago del Teide signed a petition to inform the Mayor that they could not work with and did not want the chief of police Finally after dozens of protests by the officers, the chief had to relinquish his command and take a lower rank, according to the version told by the union executive
Months later, he tried to recover his position as chief, which the Mayor refused to allow But finally the chief won a complaint against the local council, forcing them to reinstate him at the end of 2005. The return of the chief prompted 4 officers to request transfers to other municipalities
Santiago del Teide has a force of 18 police officers to cover just over 52 sq kilometres and a population of 11,379 inhabitants A driving licence isnquote t a licence to drive!
Another one of the complaints made by the SIPC against the local police chief of Santiago del Teide is that he lacks the appropriate special licence required to drive Police Vehicles (BTP) and appears, they say, to carry on driving the special vehicles even though he doesnt have the correct licence
They have received a report from the Jefatura Provincial de Tr'e1fico which clearly states that he may not drive these type of vehicles, because he doesnquote t have the correct licence, and they donquote t care "how high up he is", adds the union representative.
They also told us (Canarias24horas.com
) that these officers, there are apparently 4 of them, have managed to infect the IT systems of the police force by going into inappropriate web pages, and still no one has officially opened an enquiry ldblquote it is not difficult to work out who was on shift at the time, and therefore who did itdblquote they say.Question of Politics
The heads of the SIPC donquote t understand how there is a sergeantquote s position that is left vacant and how the Mayor deals with the chief in a friendly fashion and in their opinion always turns a blind eye to th goings on.
The proximity of the forthcoming elections, they argue, has made the cheif ldblquote fireproofdblquote ldblquote Things are very clear, Juan Agust'edn Mart'edn Trujillo, has got plenty of family members in the municipality and they are all voters!!! " Add the SIPCAnd in RebbutalThe Stgo del Teide council are to make a complaint against the SIPC
Juan Dami'e1n Gorr'edn Ramos Mayor of Santiago del Teide denies ever having received any photos showing local police officers having sexual relations in various cars whilst on duty and in uniform and repudiates the allegations made by the SIPC. He says the corporation has put the matter into the hands of their lawyer and they will be bringing an official complaint against the SIPC
The mayor informed Canarias 24 horas dot com that he had not received any such photographs from the SIPC
"I do not have the pleasure of knowing this particular union nor anyone who may be in charge of it If they do have these photographs, well then let them show them and put the matter in writing", said Gorr'edn
He said that certain police officers had contacted the local council as they were concerned at the information appearing in this (canarias 24h.com
) medium of communication, calling it a complete ldblquote nonsensical actdblquote on the part of the Union
He emphasised that a political motive was behind all of this due to the proximity of the coming elections which are to take place in May. It was done, he said, in the hopes of bringing down the prestige of the Corporation and of the Local Police
We do not know why they are saying these horrible things said the Mayor
He also said that of the 17 strong force 14 have no problems at all
"What is actually happening is that the minority are trying to force their will on the majority Luis Puyol wants to be chief of police and that is what will happen" said Gorrin, insinuating that this could be another motive for the union bringing this matter into the glare of media attention
"With regard to the serving chief of the local police Juan Agust'edn Mart'edn Trujillo, he does not possess the special licence required to drive Police vehicles (BTP) and yes he does drive them without it, but he got to his position in the 1980s when this qualification did not even exist, and maintains the Mayor "he may drive them as long as they are not involved in a situation which requires the use of siren and flashing lights" He is as we speak attending the Academy to obtain his special licence, said the Mayor
So the Mayor effectively confirmed at least one of the SIPC complaints and assured that an official enquiry into the matter had been opened and that would determine if there were any disciplinary action to be taken, but it was necessary to take into account that ldblquote that was how things are with police vehiclesdblquote he said