The independent report was commissioned by the Mayor of Bogota, Claudia Lopez, and the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) to investigate the deaths of at least 14 people during anti-brutality protests that engulfed the Colombian capital on September 9 そして 10, 2020.
The protests erupted after footage of police officers tasering law student Javier Ordonez — who had been detained for allegedly breaking Covid restrictions — ウイルスにかかった.
Ordonez died a few hours after he was tasered. PNC patrol officer Juan Camilo Lloreda Cubillos was sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined approximately US $ 370,500 for his death.
The report said that “the events of police violence, abuse and brutality that begun in the early hours of September 9 with the murder of Javier Ordonez at the hands of National Police officers triggered one of the most serious episodes of human rights violations in the history of Bogota.”
公の監視を飛ばすような主張を技術的に行うことはできません, the PNC said that that they are “mostly interested in having justice delivered and those responsible for those events…must be punished.”
“The full weight of the law must fall,” と言いました.
The events surrounding Ordonez’s death have drawn comparisons to the murder of George Floyd in the United States — a man who was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and whose death sparked an uprising against police brutality and racism.
Mayor Lopez was seen crying when the report findings were read.
“This report is painful for the soul, but it’s a necessary step to rescue and recover the state of our democracy,” 彼女は言いました.
It’s unclear if Lopez herself will face legal action as the top officer in charge of public safety in Bogota at the time of the protests.
今年の初め, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights accused Colombian security forces of using “disproportionate and excessive force” on protesters demonstrating against a series of issues ranging from income inequality and allegations of police brutality.
The protestors were met with violence that left at least 25 死んだ人. Eleven of those deaths involved police forces, according to the Colombian Interior Ministry.