Colombian Government Apologizes for Police Killing as Protests Spread

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—A govt minister overseeing the law enforcement apologized for the demise of Bogotá person in law enforcement custody and reported two officers have been fired, as authorities called for serene subsequent two nights of protests and rioting that still left at least 13 individuals useless.

“The Countrywide Law enforcement inquire for forgiveness for any violation of the regulation or disregard of the norms from any of the users of this institution,” Protection Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo reported Friday.

A cellphone video clip of the law enforcement encounter, which set off the protests, reveals the two officers on Wednesday pinning down and continuously firing a stun gun at the person, Javier Ordóñez.

Mr. Trujillo reported that the two officers would facial area legal rates and that five extra officers have also been suspended, pending investigations.

The unrest has still left extra than 200 civilians wounded, extra than 70 of them by gunfire, according to the mayor’s office environment. Virtually 200 law enforcement officers have been also harm as rioters clashed with the protection forces and set fireplace to dozens of law enforcement stations and town buses.