The former chief of the Catalan police, Josep Lluís Trapero, said the force he led had a plan to arrest Puigdemont and his ministers ahead of Catalonia's declaration of independence. Testifying as a witness in the independence trial, he also said the police had no other goal than to obey court orders - and that he urged Puigdemont to do so too. Trapero faces rebellion charges himself in another court, also resulting from the independence bid.