Parking warden who broke driver’s teeth and nose finally faces disciplinary action

It has taken over two months, but Lisbon mobility and parking authority EMEL has finally accepted that the warden that punched a luckless driver in the face last May – causing him to suffer a broken nose and three broken teeth – must face disciplinary action. Three EMEL operatives were involved in the incident, but only one has been found responsible for the aggression, which EMEL says it regrets. The company had suspended all three workers, pending an inquiry which has now delivered its conclusions. EMEL said in the aftermath of this incident that its workers were under a lot of pressure due to “many times” being the “targets of intolerable physical and psychological aggressions in the exercise of their duties”… This time, EMEL has had to concede, it was the other way round.