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29th July 2020, 19:07

Together Gibraltar calls for independent investigation into McGrail resignation

Together Gibraltar is urging the Government to undergo a thorough, transparent and independent investigation into the events that led to the former Police Commissioner’s resignation. On Tuesday Ian McGrail made a call for an an independent judicial inquiry.

Together Gibraltar says the management of the RGP should not be a political affair. In fact, it states, in order for this fundamental organisation to do its job and adequately serve the people of Gibraltar, it should be kept as far as possible from political interference and public pressure. It believes that unfortunately, this basic principle has been eroded in the seemingly forced resignation of the former commissioner Ian McGrail.

The Party says it's been closely watching developments, trying to steer clear from unnecessary controversy, and hoping that any questions would be addressed in Parliament and via the proper channels. It also believed that, following his unorthodox retirement, the ex-commissioner was entitled to personal space and respect amidst so much speculation.

Unfortunately, TG leader Marlene Hassan Nahon says she found Monday’s parliamentary exchange -in which this matter was discussed- far from satisfactory, leaving more questions than answers. She feels the reason why Mr McGrail would be “invited” to retire if his actions would have landed him with a suspension had he chosen to remain in his post, remains unexplained.

Together Gibraltar believes that at this stage there are many questions which are in the public interest and must not remain unanswered.