A Madrid court today acquitted the heads of Catalonia’s regional police of charges of sedition and disobedience for what state prosecutors had argued was their alleged role in the northeast region’s 2017 secession attempt. The Associated Press reports that Spain’s National Court ruled in a 2-1 decision that police chief Josep Lluis Trapero, officer Teresa Laplana, and political heads Pere Soler and Cesar Puig hadn’t supported the illegal secession referendum organized against court orders by Catalonia’s government prior to its unsuccessful declaration of independence. State prosecutors had accused the four of conspiring with separatist politicians to hold the Oct. 1 referendum and for their alleged reticence to help national police forces during protests by separatists.