Posted On 06 Sep 2018
Patricio Armijos, the lawyer of the policeman linked to the murder of a citizen in Mascarilla, province of Imbabura, said Wednesday that a video posted on social networks would show that shot that killed Andrés Padilla came from "a person of African descent".
He said in an interview to Ecuador Immediate, the recording was delivered Wednesday to the Prosecutor's Office to determine where the bullet came from.
According to Armijos, "in the next few days you will know." This new recording "would change the course of the investigations," he said.
It is expected that on Friday it will be known if the bullet that killed Padilla came or not from a police weapon. Armijos said that his defender David V. "never went to kill or kill anyone."
"Of the expertise and judicial proceedings that we are carrying out, I am fully convinced that it is going to be demonstrated that this police member did not shoot against the humanity of the one who in life was called Andrés Martín Padilla Delgado," he said . The population that lives in Mascarilla, according to Armijos, is "extremely conflictive".
Due to the death of the young man, on August 24, 2018, the judge ordered preventive detention for the crime of murder against a corporal police, who allegedly fired his weapon during the altercations.
This was reported by Marisol Peñafiel, governor of Imbabura. According to the police, the brawl started after traffic officers tried to take a green van, which hours earlier had collided with another vehicle.
Completely destroyed the facilities of the integrated control of Mask of the National Police, in Ibarra, after the incidents recorded on the morning and afternoon of Thursday, August 23 between inhabitants of the area and uniformed. (I)