Monday, 3 December 2007

McCanns accuse Portuguese police of corruption

The official site Helping to Find Madeleine has proposed a day of pray for tomorrow, December 3, to ask for the “end to the corruption that has occurred in the police investigation” of Madeleine’s disappearance. This is not the first time accusations are made against Portuguese police. Since Gerry and Kate realized investigators were not convinced by their story of kidnapping, friends and family started a smear campaign, later concentrated on the main investigator, Gonçalo Amaral, accused of being just a drunken hapless plod, by the British Media. The day before Gerry and Kate were named suspects, they called the editor of News of the World and gave an interview (later, deleted from their website) where they accused Portuguese police of framing them and justified that attitude with the fact that PJ was running out of budget and so they had to close the case. Same accusations were made on a interview with the Daily Mirror and other newspapers.