A fascinating true crime story revealing intrigue, love affairs, and corruption in Barcelona’s municipal police.
In May of 2017, a car was found incinerated next to the Foix marsh in the province of Barcelona. In the trunk, the Mossos, the Catalan police, found the unrecognizable body of Pedro Rodríguez, an agent for the Urban Guard. Two weeks later, the police arrested the girlfriend of the murdered agent, Rosa Peral, and Albert López, both of them members of the same police unit, and charged them with Pedro’s murder. Rosa and Albert had been lovers for years and had planted a series of false clues to implicate Rubén, Rosa’s ex-husband, in the murder. When everything came out, they started to blame each other.
What the investigation would later reveal––lies, cover-ups, parallel relationships, police brutality, revenge porn, manipulation, and shoddy attempts to hide the truth––is still a matter for the court, but what’s certain is that not even the most daring screenwriter could imagine everything that took place in the love triangle formed by Pedro, Rosa, and Albert.
A bigger than life story, with reality outdoing fiction.