Former Security Secretary San Miguel del Monte Claudio “Toro” Martinez, processed together with 23 cops for the episode known as the “Mount Massacre”, occurred in 2019died on Tuesday after being attacked by a rottweiler dog.
The former official was under arrest at his home, due to his responsibility in the death of the three adolescents (between 13 and 14 years old) and a young man of 22 who collided with the car they were traveling in while being chased by police.
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The former Secretary of Security accused of the Monte Massacre died when he was attacked by his dog
Sources of the investigation indicated that Martínez had in his house several dogs of raza rottweiler. One of them attacked him and The most important injury was in one armfor which he was admitted to the High Complexity Hospital of Cañuelas. There he died hours later as a result of his injuries.
Given this situation, the police personnel of the 2nd police station intervened. of Cañuelas and a Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) of that district, which initiated proceedings for “investigation of causes of death”, pending autopsy results. The procedure will take place in the next few hours.
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Martínez was retired inspector commissioner and he was going to be subjected to an oral trial along with 23 policemen.
The arrest of Martínez for the Monte Massacre
The former commissioner had 58 years old and had been arrested on May 26, 2019, six days after the massacre. He was charged with concealment and breach of his duties as a public official.
The investigators suspect that he manipulated the footage from the security cameras at the Monitoring Center with the aim of cover up the actions of the police.
What happened the night of the fateful “Monte Massacre”?
The dawn of May 20, 2019 Agents belonging to the San Miguel del Monte police station chased a Fiat 147 in which four teenagers were traveling. Three of them were 13 years old and the other 14. They were accompanied by a 22-year-old young man.
That day the five boys were listening to music when Buenos Aires police officers they began to persecute them for no reason. According to the records of the municipal security cameras, they were also shot. In the video, an officer could be seen in the place of the patrol’s companion, with half of his body outside and in a shooting attitude.
As a result of the chase and the shooting, the car in which the young people were traveling collided with a trailer who was stopped on the road. As a result of the impact, Camila López, Danilo Sansone, Gonzalo Domínguez and Aníbal Suárez died, while the adolescent Rocío Quagliariello survived.