Dictatorship torturer requests reincorporation in provincial Police force
Miguel Etchecolatz, head of Investigations in the Buenos Aires provincial Police during the dictatorship, is serving time for crimes including kidnapping, the theft of babies and small children, torture, murder, and disappearances.
He was formally removed from the force last year when provincial Security Ministry officials realised Etchecolatz was considered a retired officer.
The request is likely to reach the Supreme Court. Etchecolatz's lawyers argue that the Buenos Aires government's unilateral decision last year to remove him from the force was "a flagrant abuse of the right to a defence".