The local police in Murcia do not even have batteries for breathalyzers

The PSOE of Murcia has criticized the poor conditions in which the Local Police of the city works, with a shortage of resources that reaches the point of not even having batteries for breathalyzers.

This has been stated in a statement by the socialist councilor Juan Vicente Larrosa, who has regretted that the agents cannot carry out these controls, while other patrols lack the tape to signal them, something that he has considered “scandal”.

He has warned that this week his party denounced that a good part of its cars and motorcycles are also out of use due to lack of repairs, which has caused that some services cannot be provided.

For the mayor, “it is not justifiable in any way that a staff that works in something as essential as security and emergencies does not have all the necessary accessible and abundant resources.”

In his opinion, these deficiencies cannot be justified, as the Government team has been doing, by the modification of the Contract Law, since that explanation “denotes a clear lack of foresight to anticipate changes that have been quite announced and with enough time”.

Bad management

For Larrosa, “this mismanagement of the service borders on negligence, because resources cannot be spared in security matters.”

“Faced with a very depleted and diminishing workforce, with vehicles that are not properly maintained and instruments as basic as breathalyzers and rolls of tape that cannot be used, it does not matter which panic buttons are installed, such as the one advertised for the shops of the Carmen neighborhood, “he lamented.

However, the Councilor for Traffic and Citizen Security, Lola Sánchez, has denied these accusations and assured that in the barracks in the Infante Don Juan Manuel neighborhood there are batteries to replace breathalyzers and that all patrol cars carry rolls of tape to signal.

Regarding the lack of repair of vehicles, he has indicated that “municipal mechanics are in charge of fixing them and the acquisition of spare parts is also being processed,” for which he has asked the PSOE not to generate “unnecessary scaremongering.”