Inspector of Information Brigade of the Spanish National Police Sentenced to One-Year in Prison and 7,000 Euros in Compensation for Assaulting Photo-Journalist Jordi Borràs

On Tuesday, the inspector of the Information Brigade of the Spanish National Police, who assaulted the photo-journalist Jordi Borràs, agreed to a one-year prison sentence. He will pay 7,000 euros as compensation, in addition to all court costs.

Borràs: “The man admitted before the judge that it was an aggression for ideological reasons and he accepted a year of imprisonment and a compensation of 7,000 euros. Victory against all odds.”

The journalist believes that he was fortunate to have witnesses. “It has already been shown that I am innocent and he is the culprit. He must be expelled from the corps, I will not accept anything else,” Borràs said.

His lawyer, Carla Val: “Jordi’s unjust prosecution ends today and we have achieved the sentence he deserves, as well as a course on violence prevention and a human rights course.”

Borràs was attacked in July 2018 in the heart of Barcelona. A man identified him and slammed into him while shouting “Long live Spain and long live Franco.” The prosecution considered the inspector responsible for a crime of injury with the aggravating factor of discrimination on ideological grounds. During this time, the officer had maintained a false accusation against Borràs, arguing that he had beaten the officer. Three years after, the case was resolved in Tuesday’s hearing in the City of Justice of Barcelona.

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