New setback Supreme Court to the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska. The Fourth Section of the Contentious-Administrative Chamber has estimated this Tuesday the appeals raised by Civil Guard Colonel Diego Pérez de los Cobos against three royal decrees appointing generals of said Corps, from October 2021, as he is considered relegated in promotions to which he claimed to be entitled.
According to legal sources, the Supreme Court, in the terms requested in the lawsuits, agrees to the annulment of the appointments and orders the retroaction of the procedures so that the report of the general director of the Civil Guard provided for in article 67.2 of the Law is issued. of the Civil Guard Personnel Regime, which regulates the evaluations for promotion by election to the positions of Brigadier General and Colonel.
The colonel Perez de los Cobos He appealed to the Supreme Court against the decision of the Minister of the Interior not to submit to the Council of Ministers his proposal for promotion to Brigadier General.
Three months after the colonel was dismissed from the Madrid Command for not reporting the 8-M case to the Government of Pedro Sánchez (a decision that was also annulled by the High Court), the Superior Council of the Civil Guard, composed by all the active generals of the corps, met to, by secret vote, carry out the annual evaluation of the colonels of the Armed Institute who were to be promoted to Brigadier General, with De los Cobos obtaining the highest score. The high command of 1-O was number one for promotion among the more than 40 colonels evaluated.
However, in an unprecedented decision, Minister Marlaska did not submit his promotion proposal to the Council of Ministers, doing so with those who had obtained positions two, three, four and six in the evaluation.