Continue Hearing against Senator Alex Florez For him Scandal that starred in Cartagena in September 2022 where he verbally assaulted three uniformed officers while apparently intoxicated. This was precisely the reason why the defense slammed Before the Attorney General’s Office to request non-impeachment.
During his speech, the senator’s attorney presented the evidence he had collected, including expert examination and testimonyboth policemen and one of their escorts, who Confirm the senator’s state of intoxication. For this reason, while analyzing the material evidence, the defense concluded that he could not be held criminally responsible for his acts because He had no control over his actions as a result of excessive alcohol consumption.
According to the Attorney General’s Office, the charge against Senator Florez is that in his capacity as a senator, He launched slanderous expressions against them, calling them murderers, accusing them of killing three youths in Chocho. That night, Florez yelled “murderers, corrupt” at them, but in his defense, it was all because of the alcohol.
And in that defense, the lawyer said that when the senator saw the police officers, his uniform reminded him of what had happened at that settlement and explained that “it was just a discussion with the hotel officers.”That is, until the men in uniform show up. He relates that uniform to the fact of Chocho. In the middle of his kingdom, he says it is not you, it is the institution. This is the pain he felt for the injustice.
The Attorney General’s Office says: “The accusation involves his position as a senator, accusing him of the murder of three young people in Chocho, slanderous expressions against the patrol, calling him a murderer.” In the face of this specific fact, the defense also presented the testimony of the sister of one of the victims which justifies this fact “Deep Pain” What the senator felt must have been too close to matter.
“obviously There is a very strong emotional charge and this can lead to the fact that, between drinks, these problems of chocho were born in the subconscious And that’s when he looks at the agents, and it’s not against them, but he looks at an institution that caused the death of three young people,” the defense said after a hearing last April.
Now, to justify the senator’s intoxication, the defense produced a report from an expert in which he described the symptoms and apparent effects and acute alcohol poisoning. “The doctor cleared that he had an alcohol problem”said the lawyer. And he added that “an expert in the field said that a person under the influence of alcohol cannot self-determine what he or she is doing.”
In this sense, the lawyer explained that Alex Florez has been diagnosed as an alcohol addict. “And addiction is an insurmountable issue that subdues the will of the addict.” “Is an honest person free from alcohol poisoning like Alex Florez suffered that night? Has anyone been poisoned by alcohol at least once in their life, and even more so in their youth, where we Don’t remember last night’s episodes, what do we know about them?” the defense said.
Therefore, the defense requested that the senator should not be held accountable as medical examinations and evidence could confirm that the person being examined was under a high level of narcotic intoxication. “There is no doubt that he was heavily intoxicated” said the lawyer. In addition, he pointed out Florez’s incontinence, to the point of urinating in his pants, and to this he added videos that showed his irrational and illogical way of acting.
At the end of the hearing, Florez explained that “According to the Attorney General’s office, I knew that I was not intoxicated. I find it uncomfortable to repeat this, but clearly not in question, everyone realized the state of alcohol and So willful conduct cannot be alleged. I didn’t do this throughout my faculty, they were the result of my alcoholism”.
Thus, Florez’s lawyer requested Exemption from disciplinary liability. In addition, it was alleged that “there is no condemnation against the legal person (abnormality) in Colombia.”