Colombian Government Apologizes for Police Killing as Protests Spread

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—A govt minister overseeing the law enforcement apologized for the loss of life of Bogotá guy in law enforcement custody and reported two officers have been fired, as authorities termed for serene next two evenings of protests and rioting that left at least 13 individuals dead.

“The National Police check with for forgiveness for any violation of the regulation or disregard of the norms from any of the members of this institution,” Protection Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo reported Friday.

A cellphone video clip of the law enforcement come upon, which set off the protests, demonstrates the two officers on Wednesday pinning down and consistently firing a stun gun at the guy, Javier Ordóñez.

Mr. Trujillo reported that the two officers would deal with legal costs and that 5 additional officers have also been suspended, pending investigations.

The unrest has left additional than two hundred civilians injured, additional than 70 of them by gunfire, according to the mayor’s business office. Nearly two hundred law enforcement officers were also hurt as rioters clashed with the protection forces and set fire to dozens of law enforcement stations and city buses.