May 22, 2024


Imagination at work

Colombian Government Apologizes for Police Killing as Protests Spread

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—A authorities minister overseeing the police apologized for the loss of life of Bogotá gentleman in police custody and mentioned two officers have been fired, as authorities known as for quiet following two nights of protests and rioting that still left at minimum 13 individuals lifeless.

“The Nationwide Police request for forgiveness for any violation of the legislation or disregard of the norms from any of the users of this establishment,” Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo mentioned Friday.

A cellphone online video of the police come across, which established off the protests, demonstrates the two officers on Wednesday pinning down and repeatedly firing a stun gun at the gentleman, Javier Ordóñez.

Mr. Trujillo mentioned that the two officers would encounter prison prices and that five a lot more officers have also been suspended, pending investigations.

The unrest has still left a lot more than two hundred civilians wounded, a lot more than 70 of them by gunfire, according to the mayor’s office environment. Approximately two hundred police officers have been also harm as rioters clashed with the security forces and established fire to dozens of police stations and metropolis buses.