Former police chief Lawrence Cutajar is said to have had contact with suspects. In the case of the murdered journalist, he is now being investigated.
The Maltese judiciary has launched an investigation into the country’s former police chief in connection with the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Monday. Retired police chief Lawrence Cutajar has been in contact with suspects suspected of being involved in Caruana Galizia’s murder in 2017, witnesses said during a public hearing. Accordingly, he is said to have met a man who allegedly acted as a middleman in the murder case.
Cutajar resigned in January. Among other things, he was accused of working improperly in the murder investigation.
Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed in a bomb attack on her car on October 16, 2017. She had reported regularly on corruption, money laundering and other illegal business in Malta. According to her research, members of the government were also involved. Because of the murder of Caruana Galizia three men are on trial who are said to have detonated the bomb. A fourth man – the powerful businessman Jorgen Fenech – is accused of being an accomplice.