Update: April 15, 2008:11:35 a.m.
This is the final chapter in this Tragedy. Justice has been served!
109 años de cárcel
Javier Pagán fue sentenciado hoy a 99 años por el cargo de asesinato y 10 por violación a la Ley de Armas por la muerte de Miguel Cáceres.
Por Pedro Bosque
Humacao – El juez Rubén Torres Dávila le dio la oportunidad a Javier Pagán de que hablara, pero este no se expresó. Acto seguido el magistrado dictó la sentencia de 99 años por el cargo de asesinato y 10 años por violación a la Ley de Armas. Mas…
109 years in jail
Javier Pagan was sentenced today to 99 years on charges of murder and 10 for violation of the Weapons Act for the death of Miguel Caceres.
By Pedro Bosque
Humacao – Ruben Torres Davila The judge gave Javier Pagan the opportunity to speak, but he did not express himself. Then the judge handed down the sentence of 99 years on charges of murder and 10 years for violation of the Arms Act.
Update: April 11, 2008: Javier Pagán Cruz was found Guilty of killing Miguel Cáceres. Go here for the entire article and the video:
This is one of the most recent and brutal cases of police brutality here in Puerto Rico.
I was able to find it on Youtube and am presenting it here for the world to see. The case is under investigation by the F.B.I. and the police officers involved have been disarmed and suspended.
The police will not have a chance at hiding this incident as it was caught on video and broadcast on the news throughout the island and on Spanish TV stations in the states. The victim was identified as Miguel Cáceres Cruz. The incident arose when Miguel Cáceres Cruz was helping to direct traffic to a “quinceañero” when the three officers arrived and got into a dispute with him. According to witness reports Police officer Javier Pagán Cruz gun went off during the struggle which wounded the officer in the foot at which point he then proceeded to shoot Cruz several times while he lay on the ground and by standers screamed to stop.
The FBI said Monday it is investigating an incident caught on video showing a policeman wrestling an apparently unarmed man to the ground then shooting him dead.
Agents are interviewing officers and witnesses and are trying to obtain an original copy of the video, FBI spokesman Harry Rodriguez said.
The video, which was broadcast on a local news program, shows an officer standing over a man lying face-down and shooting him at least three times — once in the head.
“We have enough information to start that investigation,” said Puerto Rico’s FBI director Luis Fraticelli. He said the bureau will look into “possible illegal acts involving police brutality or the excessive use of force.”
Puerto Rico’s Department of Justice also is investigating.
(AP) — El Departamento de Justicia radicó hoy en la tarde un cargo de asesinato en primer grado contra el agente Javier Pagán Cruz, quien mató con cuatro tiros al civil Miguel A. Cáceres Cruz el sábado en Humacao. Mas…
Translation: The Justice Department filed charges today of 1st degree murder against Javier Pagán Cruz the policeman who killed Miguel A. Cáceras this past Saturday in Humacao, Puerto Rico. More…in Spanish
This was just announced on TV and the radio in Puerto Rico.
This is an update on the various news articles coming out in Puerto Rico.
Executed Man’s Funeral
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