Thursday, 4 October 2007

PJ detectives against removal of Gonçalo Amaral

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After the dismissal of Criminal Coordinator Gonçalo Amaral, the investigation of Madeleine's disappearance may loose another PJ detective. Tavares Almeida, one of the three leading detectives in charge of a group of around two dozen, is considering the possibility of asking for a leave without pay. Other detectives, including the third and last in the chain of command of this group, Luis Neves, could take the same decision. Luis Neves has already refused to replace Gonçalo Amaral. The team of Police detectives that has been in charge of Madeleine's investigation will hold an informal meeting today, following the decision from the Portuguese Government to remove Gonçalo Amaral.