Colombian Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo this Saturday, on behalf of the police, asked for forgiveness for the death of lawyer Javier Ordóñez, who died this week during a police operation in which agents used electric pistols were beaten by a National Emergency Action Squad (CAI) Police.
“First, the national police apologize for any violation of the law or ignorance of regulations that any of the institution’s members may have appeared,” Holmes said, according to Caracol radio.
The minister also reported that the two police officers involved in the case had been summoned for a hearing for abuse of authority and murder. Holmes has also given assurances that the police are working with the other authorities to resolve Ordóñez’s death as soon as possible.
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.