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Investigators come to the conclusion that Javier Ordóñez died as a result of being beaten in a police station in Bogotá

September 11, 2020

Investigators with the Colombian Public Prosecutor’s Office have concluded that attorney Javier Órdoñez, who died this week during a police operation in which agents used electric pistols, died as a result of being beaten by a CAI by the national police.

Ordóñez, 42, died on Tuesday following a controversial police intervention in the Engativá region. A video shows the use of laser pistols against this man, who calls for help and demands that he no longer receive electric shocks.

Prosecutors would have a second video in their possession that recorded a later scene that happened at the CAI of Villa Luz where Ordóñez was filmed. He would have suffered multiple beatings in these facilities and, according to investigators, the effects on his head cost him his life, according to radio stations Blu Radio and Caracol.

Investigators come to the conclusion that Javier Ordóñez died as a result of being beaten in a police station in BogotáInvestigators come to the conclusion that Javier Ordóñez died as a result of being beaten in a police station in Bogotá

The two police officers featured in the first of the videos have already been released – charges are expected in the next few hours – but five other uniformed men are also being investigated. Police plan to remove these five officers from their posts for failure to perform duties.

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