The PSP announced today that, by decision of the Deputy Secretary of State and Internal Administration, the private security guard who attacked a man in a nightlife establishment in Albufeira had his professional title suspended and will be prohibited from exercising functions “until the investigation is completed. criminal and administrative proceedings, meanwhile instituted”.
In a reply sent to the Lusa agency, the MAI states that “this was the first case of a private security guard suspended from functions, as a result of the application of the planned police measure” no regime for the exercise of private security activity, latest changes have been made. effective in September 2019.
According to the PSP, the “partial suspension of the continuation of the exercise of the watchman’s activity (generally, security of premises, for the aggressor’s private security was also enabled) was also decreed, without permission to do in places of public access or that include the contact with the public”.
The episode, which will have occurred in the early hours of October 3rd, was known on the 9th, when he created a circular image of an aggression by a customer of a nightlife establishment in Albufeira by one of the private security guards of that space, a moment witnessed by many people.
The images also showed that, shortly after the start of the aggression, which lasted about 30 seconds, two soldiers from a GNR intervention team entered the space, at which time the victim was left inanimate on the ground by the aggressor.
After being released as images, questioned by Lusa, the general command of the GNR said that two people were identified – the aggressor and the victim – and that the victim was the victim of a medical refusal.
According to the note released today, after viewing the images, the PSP, “in the exercise of its powers of regulation and inspection of the private security sector, requested information about the occurrence from the territorially competent security force”, in this case, the GNR.
The PSP also says that, on the 11th, “an extraordinary administrative inspection operation for private security companies operating in the establishment where the attacks took place” was operational.
“From this extraordinary inspection, all the information relevant to the occurrence in question was collected and analyzed, specifying what is necessary to determine the legal relations existing between the private security company and the establishment of night entertainment, as well as the identity of the aggressor”, he adds.
In the statement, the PSP also says that, after analyzing all the information, it unleashed “the procedures aimed at proposing the suspension of the activity of the private security that committed the attacks”.
He adds that the private security guard was notified today of the administrative decision, which takes effect immediately.
“This administrative decision will remain in effect until its review or conclusion of the criminal investigation and the ongoing administrative process”, adds the PSP, which also appeals to all private security companies, as well as to their employees who carry out this activity. , so that they “comply with the applicable legal framework, in strict respect for the rights, freedoms and guarantees” of citizens.
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