Five Torrevieja local police officers are scheduled to go on trial at the Alicante Provincial Court in Elche this Monday, in a fifth attempt to stage a hearing over the case involving two individuals who accused officers of brutality in June 2006.

Prosecutors have called for prison terms of up to two years of torture, documentation falsification, and failure to prosecute crimes.

Eleven officers as well as Torrevieja police chief, Alejandro Morer, were arrested over 11 years ago over allegations of torture in addition to falsifying records and a failure to carry out their duty as police officers.

Previous hearings have collapsed when the two accusers did not appear to give evidence, along with key witnesses.

The charges related to the detention of a Columbian man who was caught robbing the home of one of the charged officers. The Columbian alleged that both he and his Spanish girlfriend were subjected to blows from officers at the police station, and in the process had two ribs broken.

The man involved now lives in Columbia after serving a prison sentence for drug trafficking in Singapore, whilst the woman has been living in the United States.

Around two thousand people took to the streets of Torrevieja back in 2006 in a demonstration in support of the local police.

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