Recent rows over alleged broken promises between Pilar de la Horadada’s local police officer unions and Pilar council have intensified with the revelation that two patrol cars have had GPS tracking devices installed in them without the officers knowing anything at all about them.

The report in the Información newspaper comes on the back of police union accusations of what they claim to be almost three years of broken promises over agreements between them and Pilar’s security councillor, José Tomás Saura.

Union representatives have sent Mayor Ignacio Ramos a formal complaint over the GPS devices and to ask what their purpose is, adding that this is act of intimidation from Tomás Saura.

Información reports that no monitoring devices for the units have been installed at the police headquarters, with one of the officers telling the newspaper that they want to find out who will be monitoring the GPS units.

Councillor Saura described the police concerns as “absurd”, and countered arguments that the devices had been put in to “control” the officers.

GPS has been installed for the safety of the police, and there is absolutely nothing to hide,” added the councillor.

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