The man who was injured on New Year’s Eve has not yet sued and, while the results of the gunpowder test are awaited, the party led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is thinking of taking action against the parliamentarian. The results of the Stub will come from the RIS of Parma, which however does not have Pozzolo’s clothes, denied by the deputy by virtue of parliamentary immunity
The case of Emanuele Pozzolo, the Fratelli d’Italia deputy accused of firing his gun on New Year’s Eve, shows no signs of abating, wounding one of the participants in the party at the Pro Loco di Rosazza, Luca Campana, son-in-law of an escort agent by Andrea Delmastro, undersecretary of Justice. The victim has not yet sued and, while the results of the gunpowder test are awaited, the party led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is thinking about suspending the parliamentarian. Pozzolo declared in the documents: “The weapon is mine, but I didn’t shoot.” And the wounded man reiterates: “I never touched that gun.”
The injured man denies the accusations: “I didn’t pick up the weapon from the floor”
“Absolutely not. It didn’t go as Pozzolo says. I never touched that gun, let alone picked it up from the floor”, Campana says meanwhile according to when he reports The messenger. The MP has always told investigators that he “wasn’t the one who shot” adding: “Maybe he injured himself while picking up the weapon that had fallen to the ground”.
The investigations continue on the case, among the numerous witnesses all interviewed and the wait for the outcome of the Stub, the examination for the presence of gunpowder on hands and clothes, but it is not yet clear why the FdI deputy, during greetings that he had come to say at around 1.30am at the New Year’s Eve celebrations, he took out the mini-pistol he had with him. Despite the license to carry weapons, the behavior is at least seen as careless rather than dangerous. The results of the Stub will come from the RIS of Parma, which however does not have Pozzolo’s clothes, denied by the deputy by virtue of parliamentary immunity. The testimonies were all acquired by the Biella prosecutor’s office and by the carabinieri, who are dealing with the case, but it remains confidential because from the details the investigators will try to reconstruct what happened when the Fdi deputy arrived from his residence in the next town, Campiglia Deer, where he had celebrated. According to some present, it was he who took out the weapon and showed it. Among the people interviewed by magistrates and soldiers, there is no undersecretary nor his sister, Francesca Delmastro, mayor of Rosazza, who had rented the premises for the party with family members and her brother’s escort, whose members had also brought their relatives . At the time of the shot, Andrea Delmastro, as he himself had declared immediately after the events, was already a few hundred meters away, at his car, to arrange some bags with leftovers from dinner, ready to go home with his family. The sister, on the other hand, said that she had left for a while, after helping her to clear the table.
FdI towards the suspension of Pozzolo
On the part of Fratelli d’Italia, a provision is expected soon. Inside FdI, almost everyone considers Pozzolo “indefensible”. For the moment, the measure being talked about is suspension from the party. It matters little whether a self-suspension is inflicted or comes with an act imposed on Pozzolo. The announcement could arrive during the Prime Minister’s press conference also because, otherwise, an internal procedure would have to come into play, with the calling into question of the arbitrators, which would lengthen the time.
The controversy over the councilor of the Court of Auditors
The next few hours will also be decisive for the councilor of the Court of Auditors Marcello Degni, who ended up in the storm for some positions taken on social media: “We could have made them drool with anger over the so-called armored maneuver – he wrote in recent days – and instead we made him act Marinetti”. Words defined by the center-right as “serious, biased and inappropriate”. And even from the Democratic Party some voices were raised: “No reticence in saying that it is wrong, freedom and sense of institutions must coexist”, wrote Senator Filippo Sensi on social media. The robes have moved: the Association of Magistrates of the Court of Auditors has referred Degni to the board of arbitrators “for having violated the code of conduct”. In particular, the article which, “without prejudice to the right to full freedom of expression of thought”, requires the magistrate to be inspired “by criteria of balance and measure in issuing statements and interviews to newspapers and other mass media”. In the next few hours, Degni’s social media will be examined in an extraordinary meeting of the Presidency Council of the Court of Auditors, the self-governing body. The process involves a confrontation with the “accused” councilor.