Photos: Giacomo Cosua reporting from Ferrara (Italy).
We have been to a demonstration today in Ferrara, fighting against the possibility to see killers wearing again the uniform of the italian police.
Federico Aldrovandi was an Italian student, killed by police brutality during an arrest in Ferrara the 25th of september 2005. The four officers involved in the incident, Monica Segatto, Luca Pollastri, Enzo Pontani and Paolo Forlani were found guilty of manslaughter due to excessive force and will face 6 months in prison.
The initial sentence was of 3 years and 6 months, but it was reduced due to the controversial pardon issued in 2006 by the Italian Parliament, which subtracts 3 years of prison from all sentences. The guilty sentence was confirmed by Italian Supreme Court on 21 June 2012. Others personality were under prosecution for trying to cover the murderers. The first report from the coroner maintained that the boy died because of heart disease caused by the struggle; it was later proved to be a fake.
On the body were found 54 injuries. As to 13 February 2014, the police officers are back to the their work. The family organized a protest for the day 15 february 2014 in Ferrara, claiming that according to the Police regulation they should be expelled, because they disgraced their uniform killing Federico.
Lino Aldrovandi, Federico’s father and Arnaldo Cestaro, a retired man who was assaulted by the italian police during the Diaz Assault in Genova in 2001
Patrizia Moretti, the mother of Federico and Ilaria Cucchi
Rudra Bianzino, the son of Aldo Bianzino
Lino Aldrovandi, the father of Federico