I was shocked, I was frozen, I got furious and I cried for poor Kostis Polyzos, when I heard in what way the crime fighters gambled with his life and lost.
Those of us who were aware of the background of this horrible murder, were waiting for the positive developments and outcome. Some police officers had even had the nerve to complain about me being harsh on them, while the case was still in progress.
I was told that they were closing in on the murderers. And then they were closing in even more. They thought that the murder of this poor kid was a piece of cake, as if the puzzle itself wanted to be completed. They were so certain about solving the case, that they didnt even get organized. And the perpetrators managed to get away, although they should have been trapped in the first place.
What can they do in Kozani What do those hillbillies know about crimes Well figure it out. Those were the words of some smartasses in Athens Instead of admitting their ignorance and the hundreds of murders in Attika that remain unsolved, they wanted to outsmart their colleagues. And it turned against them. Police officers themselves, refer to their actions as a huge gaffe. They had the killers in their hands and let them get away. They limited the investigation to simple testimonies, as a formality, and then let them get away, afraid of being slapped by the murderers attorneys.
Now Kozanis authorities are banging their heads. Having not solved the crime from the very beginning, they now consider solving this case, as a matter of honor. Dear God, what else will we see, what else will we hear?
A prosecutor is now called to save the lost pride of the Greek Police. To find and utilize the evidence in the case file, to close in on the ruthless killers. To honor unfortunate Kostis memory. To let his troubled soul rest in peace.
When the Police is asleep,Justice should be wide awake.