Monument to Impunity: Medellín Judge Acquits Officers Involved in Massacre

Monument to Impunity: Medellín Judge Acquits Officers Involved in Massacre

Monument to Impunity: Medellín Judge Acquits Officers Involved in Massacre
 Disregarding recent Supreme Court precedents on command responsibility, a judge in Medellin acquitted 10 officers investigated for the February 2005 massacre in which Peace Community members, including 3 children were brutally murdered. The ruling was released August 6th. (1)

Although it had been proven that army and paramilitary forces had patrolled together for several days, including the day when the massacre took place, the judge found that the army could not be held responsible for the killings, because there was no proof that the officers had planned the actual killings in advance with the death squads and that “they did not know nor should have known the risks of their action [of patrolling with the illegal groups]”.
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