Radio interview with National Deputy Director of the Judiciary Police Pedro do Carmo

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Radio interview with National Deputy Director of the Judiciary Police Pedro do Carmo

Post  annabel on Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:50 am

Radio interview with National Deputy Director of the Judiciary Police Pedro do Carmo

13 March 2012 | Posted by Joana Morais

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Judiciary Police (PJ) guarantees that there are no new evidence
regarding the disappearance of Maddie McCann, to prompt the reopening of
the case.

The clarification was given ​​to Antena 1
by the National Deputy Director of the PJ, Pedro do Carmo, who
explained that the PJ team of investigators from Oporto was established
one year ago, working in collaboration with the British police.

The goal is to re-examine the elements of Investigation that began in
2007. Diligences will only be made if and when proven that they are

Jornal de Notícias advanced this morning that the English and Portuguese police have not set aside a possible reopening of the process.

Voice Over [VO]- At the moment, this is what the Judiciary Police
guarantees: there are no new elements that may lead to the reopening of
Madeleine McCann's process, said to Antena 1, Pedro do Carmo, National
Deputy Director of the Judiciary Police.

Pedro do Carmo [PC]- “So far, nothing new was conveyed to the National
Directorate, regarding the appearance of new elements that could
substantiate the reopening of the process.”

VO - The investigative team of the Judiciary Police was constituted one
year ago. The goal: To re-analyse all the elements of the investigation
started in 2004 [sic], the work is mainly a ‘desk’ job where new
diligences will only take place if proven necessary, stated Pedro do

PC - “We are taking a fresh look, that only distance in time allows for,
and also with the physical distance of a team that is based in Oporto. A
team that never had any previous contact with this investigation.”

VO - Four years later, after the case was archived, the investigation
data are being re-analysed with a fine toothed comb by the British and
Portuguese authorities, the idea was initiated by the Judiciary Police.

PC - “The constitution of this task team came from the National
Directorate of the Judiciary Police, independently and actually
preceding the creation of the Metropolitan Police team.”

VO - On this fresh look to the McCann case and to the PJ itself,
questioned if mistakes or if anything remained to be done, the National
Directorate declined to make further comments.

in Antena 1, March 9, 2012


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