Why did Paúl Granda fire Vanesa Mejía from ECU-911? The supervisor of the operators in charge of monitoring the shackles of electronic surveillance that was on duty the afternoon of Saturday, October 20, when Fernando Alvarado fled, not only complied with all the protocols required by the emergency, but also came warning with much anticipation about the malfunction of the device assigned to the former Secretary of Communication. All that is documented. This news paperhad access to the information folder that the ex-staff delivered to the National Assembly after its appearance on November 13. Documents that question the official version of the facts and leave Paúl Granda in very bad predicament. Because Vanesa Mejía, the minister’s scapegoat, turns out to be,coincidentally, the most qualified person to deny it.
That her dismissal was unjustified knows anyone in the ECU-911. To the extent that Eliana Pacheco, national supervisor and direct head of Vanesa Mejía, resignedin solidarity, as she told the Assembly.
When Paúl Granda said “we had no report of any warning of the device that Alvarado was using,” he lied. The documents show that Mejía reported the mall; reported on the damage to the device that Alvarado was carrying; he was concerned about solving problems with the charger and with a cable in poor condition; scheduled the technical appointments and reported on their results;She even warned, on September 28, that the false alerts, inexplicably, were maintained “before, during and after the technical review. “Her report sexplicitly detail: “removed bracelet alarms were not resolved”. Herfollow-up was so exhaustive and punctilious that the technicians came to recommend her by chat: “do not stress.”
In summary: the electronic device that Fernando Alvarado carried had problems and everyone knew it. The day of the escape, that shackle that came to give 245wristwatches alerts removed in 15 days and continued to do so without control”during and after” the technical reviews, did not issue any when Alvarado took it off. Mejía learned of the leak by a text message from the former Secretary of Communication and immediately notified his superiors and the Police in the ECU 911, as provided by the protocols. Then she reported amal function that occurred minutes after the leak: “18:30: it is verifiedin the system that there is a time delay in all users; you cannot load tabs orper form user traces; Cuenca and Guayaquil report the same event. Problem affects user monitoring. “
According to the authorities, the proof that the electronic shackle of Fernando Alvarado worked correctly and emitted signals is that they found it. The reasoning seem simpeccable: they found it because it was signaling. What no authority has said,perhaps for how embarrassing it is, is that this signal was that of a shacklein motion. It must have been a surprise to find him abandoned in a ravine,except that, at that point, technicians and operators were no longer surprised.
“Everything was reported,” Vanesa Mejía insisted in the Assembly. And everything includes an endless series of failures in the system, from the problems with the electronic tablet of face recognition, which had to be restarted continuously, to the errors in the location report of the carriers, errors that reached unprecedented extremes. That a user in the People’s Committee appearedas located in the canton of Mejía already seems an excess. But there was another who, walking through Ibarra (this is true and recorded in the reports)appeared in China. Whether Paul Granda knew it or not, many in the Assembly,especially Lourdes Cuesta, of CREO, think that there are sufficient grounds to take him to a political trial.
Espinel,well-guarded; Alvarado loose
Why did Police Intelligence not follow up on Fernando Alvarado? “Because this government does not use the police like that,” says Interior Minister María Paula Romo. “There was no warrant for surveillance.” Questionedon the matter by the digital media 4 Pelagatos, the presidential secretary Juan Sebastián Roldán repeated identical reasons this week. It sounds impeccable: a lesson in democratic institutionality. It’s a pity that the ECU 911 official sappear afterwards and, without even realizing it, they demolish it in the blink of an eye.
Yes,the Government does those things: it was done with the former Minister Iván Espinel; he did not do them with Fernando Alvarado. “In this case,”said Eliana Pacheco, former national supervisor of the electronic surveillan cesystem, no special information on locations and tracking was requested by the Intelligence Police, as was done in the case of Iván Espinel. (I)