The family’s lawyers Maria Belen Bernal They have requested that an oral, public and contradictory hearing be convened so that a precautionary measure is ordered to prevent overthrows and modifications in the building of the Higher Police School, which was the scene of the events that ended with the death of the lawyer.
The request comes days after President Guillermo Lasso announced his intention to demolish the building that serves as an officers’ dormitory once the legal proceedings are completed.
A cell phone, a wallet and slippers belonging to María Belén Bernal were found in the police school building known as Grayskull Castle.
Bernal’s mother’s lawyers ask that the General Police Command and the Presidency of the Republic, through all its administrative and political bodies, “refrain from overthrowing and modifying the scene of the events”.
The structure is located on Av. Manuel Córdova Galarza, Pomasqui sector. It is a 4-storey building made of concrete, with a white facade and a zinc roof.
Why is the police building to be demolished called Castle Grayskull?
This property is called the “Castle of Grayskull” because it does not have security cameras and serves as the residence of the officers on duty at that school.
Bernal’s defense wants this building to be made available to the Prosecutor’s Office while the Fiscal Instruction lasts.
Elizabeth Otavalo, mother of the Quito lawyer Maria Belen Bernalvictim of femicide, was critical of the symbolic closure of one of the buildings of the Alberto Enríquez Gallo Police High School, where her daughter entered on Sunday, September 11, and since then she has not been heard from again until her body was found on Wednesday 21 on the Casitagua hillof said training center.(YO)