Policeman reported for sending daughter to Gran Canaria knowing she had Covid
A mother has denounced her ex-partner, who is a National Policeman, for letting their daughter travel from Valencia to Gran Canaria by plane on the 4th of this month, knowing that she had tested positive for Covid-19. The woman, a resident of Las Palmas, found out that her daughter was infected when the trackers of the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) called her on the 6th to inquire about her daughter’s condition.
Her surprise was magnified by the fact that her daughter did not know she had tested positive and was not keeping the mandatory quarantine, going out as normal and mixing with friends, and because according to her version, the father, who is a National Policeman based in Valencia, did not tell anyone.
For this reason, the plaintiff's lawyer, Francisco Espino, presented a letter to the Court of First Instance number 3 of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this week, a letter of urgent measures against the police officer in which he alleged "a situation of risk and danger to the minor”, taking into account the “circumstance to which she has been subjected to by her father, letting her travel knowing that she was infected with coronavirus, as well as the serious and repeated failure to care for and ensure the minor by the latter, endangering her health and physical integrity.”
In addition, the lawyer highlighted "the urgent and prevailing interest of the teenage daughter", as well as "the urgent need to adopt the necessary measures for the minor under the protection of article 158 of the Civil Code", which establishes that the judicial authority can adopt measures of protection for the minor after having obtained a sentence of divorce, separation or parental relations.
According to the document, the teenage girl lives with her father in Valencia, where he works as a police officer, and he scheduled a trip to Gran Canaria for her to stay with her paternal grandparents. Before embarking on the trip, the minor underwent the relevant PCR test on July 2nd and her father was informed of the positive result for Covid but, despite this circumstance, he sent the girl on the 4th on a Ryanair plane without informing anyone.
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After having a PCR test on the 2nd in Valencia, and having a positive result that same day, the SCS called the mother since they could not reach the father to continue the tracking, and it was thanks to this communication that the mother found out she was infected and the gross negligence of the girl's father.
For this reason, the lawyer Francisco Espino requests the "suspension of the custody of the minor by the father, and investigation into the situation by his employers, the National Police in Valencia.
Since finding out, the girl has tested positive with another test and is undergoing home isolation with her mother, and trackers have been tracing everyone she has been in contact with.