Members of the CTI of the Attorney General’s Office notified a major of the Metropolitan Police in Ibagué about an arrest warrant issued against him for his alleged responsibility in the death of Santiago Murillo Meneses (19-year-old) in facts that took place in the demonstrations on May 1st.
According to the investigation, the major would have fired his firearm in the middle of the demonstrations that took place in the commercial area of Ibagué (Tolima). One of the projectiles hit the young man who was walking towards his house and who was not participating in the protests.
The evidence shows that the officer allegedly acted disproportionately and contrary to what is established in the protocols defined to control crowds. In that sense, he is wanted by the Sectional Office in Tolima for the crime of homicide.
In this case, the Office of the Attorney General contemplated a conflict of jurisdiction considering that it is the only institution that has the power to continue with the investigation and clarify the facts. On May 19, a judge expedited the request that will be solved by the Constitutional Court.
The arrest of the major took place in the Immediate Reaction Unit (URI ) of Usaquén in Bogotá. In the next few hours, he will be brought before a judge in a hearing*.
When we speak, results follow.
The information contained in this press release corresponds to the narration of the objective news provided by the officials in charge of carrying out the criminal investigations within the Office of the Attorney General. By the time this communication is disclosed, the legal status of the people mentioned is still pending to be resolved by the competent judicial authority, always under the presumption of innocence contemplated by Article 29 of the Political Constitution and Article 7 of Law 906 of 2004.
*Several kinds of hearings held in one hearing (known as audiencias concentradas in Spanish)