Chilean president removes police chief after shooting controversy

Indigenous Mapuche activists hold a banner, which reads: "Chadwick (Interior Minister) Out", outside the government house during a protest demanding justice for Camilo Catrillanca, an indigenous Mapuche man who was shot in the head during a police operation, in Santiago, December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera asked the country’s police chief to resign on Thursday following a growing controversy over the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of an indigenous man in southern Chile. Last month, Camilo Catrillanca, the grandson of a local Mapuche leader, was shot in the head during a police operation near […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.

More Stories