… yesterday (15th September 2007) it was revealed the joint head of the probe is set to face a criminal hearing over an alleged cover-up in the three-year-old case of a girl who also disappeared in the Algarve.
Chief Insp Goncalo Amaral is accused of concealing evidence that police tortured the mother of Joana Cipriano, eight, into a confession. Leonor Cipriano later retracted her statement but was convicted of murder and jailed for 16 years.
Three other officers are also being investigated, including recently retired Chief Insp Paulo Pereira Cristovao, who writes for a Portuguese newspaper that has leaked several stories about the investigation.
A further officer is accused of fabricating evidence.
This is also reported in the Telegraph
Unfortunately, unless Madeleine is found safe and well, we will probably never know the real truth.
An article in The Guardian: With prejudice
Various articles in The Telegraph
Various articles in The Times