Police plan to drop guard on Italian investigative reporter despite mafia threats
By Alberto Spampinato
The Italian Government is under pressure to reverse the decision to revoke, from 15.February, the armed escort granted in 2015 to the well-known journalist Sandro Ruotolo. This protection was granted to protect him from the Camorra clan Casalesi, whose boss had planned to kill him.
Sandor Ruotolo. Photo: O2
It was reported on 1.February that the protection will be withdrawn. An announcement that nothing has been yet decided came on February 5, together with the public commitment to review the persistence of the risk again.
Sandro Ruotolo has for many years been one of the most popular faces among public television journalists…