Colombia: Ten police officers implicated in the murder of three young people are sent to prison | False positives | crashed | NMR | WORLD

Colombia: Ten police officers implicated in the murder of three young people are sent to prison | False positives | crashed | NMR | WORLD
Colombia: Ten police officers implicated in the murder of three young people are sent to prison | False positives | crashed | NMR | WORLD

a judge colombian sent to prison 10 police officers allegedly involved in the murder of three young people on July 25 in the town of Chochó, in the Caribbean department of SucreThe Prosecutor’s Office reported this Thursday.

The institution detailed in a statement that the investigation showed that the Uber patrolmen Guillermo Mieles Arroyo, Diana Marcela Puerta Rodríguez, Bernardo Pontón Mercado and Leila Carolina Ávila Pestana detained on the highway that connects Chochó with Sincelejo, the departmental capital of Sucre, the young José Carlos Arévalo Contreras, Jesús David Díaz Monterrosa and Carlos Alberto Ibáñez Mercado.

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”According to the investigation, the victims were forced to lie on the ground where they would have been beaten and wounded with blunt and sharp weapons by the police, who presumably and without any reason whatsoever related them to being responsible for the death of patrolman Diego Felipe Ruiz Rincón, which occurred minutes before”, added the information.

The Prosecutor’s Office explained that after being contacted by radio, Colonel Benjamín Darío Núñez, today a fugitive from Justice, as well as Second Lieutenant María Camila Buriticá Valencia and patrolmen Jesús María Bolaño Castro, Rafael Paz Barboza, arrived at the scene of the events. , Santiago Garavito Díaz, Yamit Alfonso Henao Araque and Álvaro Antonio Álvarez Ricardo.

The victims, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, “They were forced to get on the platform of one of the vehicles, in which the lieutenant colonel got on”, who supposedly “activated his staff weapon on several occasions” against the youths, whom the uniformed officers later said were members of the Clan del Golfo criminal gang.

Colonel Núñez, who was the operational commander of the Sucre Police and was removed from his post, apparently left the country through Panama and then went to Mexico, taking advantage of the fact that when he left Colombia he did not have an arrest warrant.

In relation to this case, on August 4, the commander of the Sucre Police Department, Colonel Carlos Andrés Correa Rodríguez, was relieved of his post and eight other policemen, including a woman, were also removed from their posts.

The relatives of the three youths have denounced that the boys did not belong to any armed group and that it is a “false positive” police.

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In Colombia The execution of civilians committed in the first decade of this century by soldiers who later presented the victims as guerrillas killed in combat to obtain promotions and permits for their results in the armed conflict is known as “false positives”.

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) has stated that the victims of the so-called “false positives” amount to 6,402.

The article is in Spanish

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