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National Police Commissioner in Fuengirola arrested

A National Police Commissioner in Fuengirola has been arrested for alleged crimes of omission and coercion in his duties

José María Tocornal Blanco, 63, who has been working for the National Police force since 1983, was appointed as commissioner in Fuengirola in January 2018.

He was arrested on Monday morning (6 March) for his alleged involvement in crimes related to the omission of the duty to prosecute crimes and coercion. Upon his transfer to the police headquarters, he faces potential removal from his position, suspension of his salary, and the opening of a disciplinary file.

A 58-year-old businessman from the real estate sector was also arrested by the National Police. The investigation is ongoing and now under the jurisdiction of Investigating Court number 3 of Fuengirola.

The Royal Hall of the Fuengirola City Council welcomed the official presentation as the new head of the Fuengirola National Police station, Commissioner José María Tocornal Blanco, who replaced his counterpart José Manuel Caamaño Sánchez in the post. The event – in January 2018- was chaired by the mayoress of Fuengirola, Ana Mula, the sub-delegate of the Government in Málaga, Miguel Briones and the main commissioner, head of the Málaga Provincial Police Station, Francisco López.

The mayor welcomed the new Commissioner in his new stage at the head of the Fuengirola National Police Station saying “He is a man who is involved in the society he comes to serve because that is why all of us who are in charge of public office come to serve the citizens. I have been impressed by the desire for collaboration, participation and the spirit of work that he brings; Well, immediately that he learned of his appointment, the first thing he did was contact me and make himself available to me and that, as mayoress of a city, is always appreciated.”

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