It’s been just under a year now since police sergeant Ramon Mifsud was suspended from the police force on half-pay for celebrating Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder on Facebook.
However, a police spokesperson has confirmed with Lovin Malta that there has been no progress on Mifsud’s status since then, as proceedings by an internal disciplinary board are still ongoing.
Caruana Galizia had in 2014 written a blog containing personal information about Mifsud after he allegedly manhandled a patron and took the SD card out of his phone as retaliation for having photographed him at a Paceville strip club.
When she was killed on 16th October last year, Mifsud took to his Facebook page to write: “Everyone gets what they deserve, cow-dung!!!! Feeling happy :)”.
He was promptly suspended from the police force on half-pay, pending an internal investigation by a disciplinary board and a follow-up by the Public Service Commission. Lovin Malta was informed a few months ago that proceedings hadn’t started yet because Mifsud had been deemed not mentally fit to testify.
This case is in sharp contrast with how three people were recently arrested and denied bail for 11 days for posting derogatory Facebook comments against the police force.