UPDATE: Gendarmerie says military prosecutor Bogdan Pirlog was involved in supervision of Friday protest actions; Pirlog says he was there, but had no way of coordinating actions of law enforcement

Anca Alexe 14/08/2018 | 14:13

The spokesman of the Bucharest Gendarmerie, Georgian Enache, said that a military prosecutor named Bogdan Pirlog was present during the August 10 protest as part of the mobile command center  in Victoriei Square between 5 pm and 4 am.

UPDATE: Prosecutor Bogdan Pirlog told Libertatea.ro that he was in Victoriei Square, but that he had no way of “supervising” or coordinating the law enforcement officers as prosecutors do not have this prerogative. He says he was there only to observe possible criminal acts that could have been subsequently prosecuted, and not to advise on the gendarmerie on their actions.

Enache’s statement contradicts those made by the Military Court prosecutor Ionel Corbu, who had stated earlier today that no military prosecutor supervised the Gendarmerie’s actions during the protest. Corbu told reporters that only on the afternoon of August 11 did the Gendarmerie request a military prosecutor to be part of the command center, but the court rejected the request as it “exceeded the professional competence and deontology” of military prosecutors.

 

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