Retired generals implicated in Galan murder .
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 07:45 Adriaan Alsema
Colombia's Inspector General asked the Prosecutor General's Office on Monday to investigate the role of two retired police generals in the 1989 murder of then-presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan.
According to the IG, retired generals Oscar Pelaez and Argemiro Serna may be guilty of ommission as they failed to prevent the murder of the iconic politician.
The Inspector General himself announced to be investigating what measures the two police commanders had taken to protect the progressive candidate.
23 years after the murder of Galan, investigators are still trying to find out who was behind the killing of the popular politician. Former Justice Minister Alberto Santofimio and Galan's political opponent has been convicted for his role in the murder after members of the Medellin Cartel testified the politician had asked cartel boss Pablo Escobar to assassinate Galan.
1. From earlier this year: Luis Carlos Galan: The Most Important Criminal Case You've Never Heard of
Luis Carlos Galan: The Most Important Criminal Case You've Never Heard of
Posted: 17/01/12 00:00
It's the most important criminal case you've never heard of. A tale of political conspiracy and assassination, set against the background of the violent 1980s cocaine trade.
In life, Colombia's 1989 presidential candidate, Luis Carlos Galan, was South America's version of JFK; charismatic, visionary, admired and fearless.
More than 20 years after his murder the comparisons to JFK continue.
Galan was gunned down in public. TV cameras recorded the moments leading to and including his death. And yet, like JFK, the truth behind his killing has never emerged. Nobody, it seems, knows who killed Luis Carlos Galan.