Paciolla case, 4 police officers in Colombia investigated


The Colombian Prosecutor General ordered to investigate some agents of the criminal investigation section of the San Vicente del Caguan police, who would have allowed employees of the UN verification mission to remove Mario Paciolla’s personal belongings from his home, altering so the scene of the place where the 33 year old volunteer was found dead on July 15th. The Colombian newspaper ‘El Expectador’ writes, according to which four agents are accused of having acted negligently by preventing from altering the scene, a circumstance that represents an obstruction to justice: it is Yomer José Velandia Casallas, Jesús Alberto Rada Gutiérrez, Carlos Alberto Cerón Anacona and Cristian David Giraldo López.

According to what was reconstructed, the day after Paciolla’s death – found hanged, with stab wounds on the body, in unclear circumstances – officials of the Special Investigation Unit of the United Nations Department of Safeguard and Security have cleaned up the site and have took away the personal effects of the young man, a circumstance that made it impossible to collect new material evidence. In Paciolla’s apartment, according to the inventory sent to the volunteer’s family in Italy, seven million Colombian pesos, equal to about two thousand euros, were found, his credit cards, passport, a Canon EOS700D camera with his SD , a mouse, a pen drive, an mp3, some diaries, receipts, photos and other personal effects.


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