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The FBI on Friday arrested three members of the Puerto Rico Police Department in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man in a 2008 incident.
Sgt. Antonio Rodriguez Caraballo and patrolmen Miguel Negron and David Colon Martinez were taken into custody, the head of the PRPD’s South Region, Col. Noel Torres, confirmed.
Jose Irizarry Perez died from injuries received in a November 2008 altercation between police and residents of the southwestern town of Yauco.
Jose and his father, Jose Luis Irizarry Muñiz, were among a crowd of people celebrating the victory of the New Progressive Party in the 2008 gubernatorial election.
Two other PRPD members, Lt. Erick Rivera Nazario and patrolman Jimmy Rodriguez Vega, were arrested last October 2012 for their part in the same incident.
Rivera and Rodriguez were charged with having violated the civil rights of Jose Irizarry Perez and his father by using excessive force.