28-year-old Kyriaki Griva stabbed and killed by her ex while asking a police car to be escorted: 5 officers suspended


By John

Five police officers have been relieved of their duties following the murder of a 28-year-old woman outside the police station in the suburb of Agioi Anargyroi, north of Athens, on April 1st.

Among the suspended officers are the station commander and the emergency dispatcher who was on the phone with the victim when she was killed. Kathimerini reports it. Based on reconstructions by the Greek media, Kyriaki Griva, 28 years old, went to the police station on the evening of April 1st because she feared for her life after she had spotted her ex-partner – who was prevented from doing so to approach her under a restraining order – who was loitering near her home.

The woman remained inside the Agioi Anargyroi police station for eight minutes, and after leaving she called the police emergency switchboard to ask for a car to escort her home. In the phone call, reported by the Greek media, the switchboard agent told the woman that “the police car is not a taxi”, and that he could not escort her home from where she was, but he could send a squad car directly. to the woman's home.

While the conversation was taking place, the ex-partner reached the woman outside the police station and stabbed her to death several times. Her killing sparked deep outrage on social media and in the country's television debate.

As Kathimerini reports, among the actions envisaged for agents in these cases is to notify the emergency call center. One of the questions still unanswered, however, is why she was the woman once she left the police station, and not the officer on duty who called the emergency switchboard. The head of the Athens Prosecutor's Office, Antonis Eleftherianos, has ordered a full investigation into “possible shortcomings on the part of the police officers on duty at the time of the tragedy”.