A controversy erupted after a video was released this Thursday of an Immigration officer beating a passenger at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá.
about Jaime Alonso Sanchez, a man who has worked at Immigration for over 10 years, he told Blu Radio. He previously worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “I am a 25-year-old civil servant,” he said.
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Sánchez admitted he made a mistake. “I want to apologize.
According to his account, the problem with the traveler Juan Ramón Camarillo, whom he shot, began because one of his biometric recording machines was not working.
“The man comes and says he has to use the machine. I say yes to continue. The man comes back and says the machine isn’t working. I tell him he has to use another machine,” she says.
“The guy says to me: “This shit doesn’t work for an ass.” So I told him, if it doesn’t work for you, cross the normal line. The guy goes back, tries to do it again and tells me: What’s up with you Trio…” continues.
According to the official, the young man constantly insults himself. Sánchez says he got off the filter when the argument went on and went to tell him not to be “rude”.
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In his statement, he points out that he went to call the supervising police to solve the mishap, but the man continued to allegedly insult the police. “When I came in with a bishop, the man immediately said to me, ‘Triple… is he going to bring the police?’ “Now I bear his insults and it didn’t work. He kept insulting.”
After this discussion, The official admits to kicking and slapping the 32-year-old traveler who went to Colombia to rest and reunite with his family.
“I’m 32 years old, I’ve read 30 of these. I thought I’d be famous for being a good engineer, but it turns out I’ve become famous as a caveman.”
@MigracionCol who attacked me. The good thing is that everything was videotaped and I never attacked the guy,” Camarillo said.
“Hopefully justice will be served. You come to your country to relax and spend time with your family, and at the entrance you encounter smug officials and the taxi driver who notices your beachy accent and wants to charge you more.” young man.
Sánchez said, “I never called him black. His color means nothing to me. I don’t have a racism problem with anyone. I have friends of color.”
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He also said he would accept the consequences of his aggression and received threats in his corporate mail. “I reacted and I’m saying it in public. I don’t know what happened to me. I’m a human being, I had a hard time feeling attacked and that’s how I reacted. I’m not a violent person.” .
Finally, he stated that Migration is trained to deal with such situations. “I don’t know if it was because of fatigue. There is a shortage of migrant personnel, we have a busy schedule. We serve every flight. The mind and body get tired and that’s the reaction. It won’t happen again,” he concluded.
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