Capitol officer transman Aldo Alexander Peña beaten after San Salvador Pride by national police

Aldo Alexander Peña

Aldo Alexander Peña

Aldo Alexander Peña

Aldo Alexander Peña

San Salvador Capitol police officer (CAM) transman Aldo Alexander Peña was attacked by national police after marching in Pride with his girlfriend.

Peña’s injuries included broken ribs and cerebral hematoma, were sustained according to national police when he resisted arrest after an altercation with a motorist.

However, the spokesmen for an LGBTI organization was quoted by diario1.com saying it was a clear act of police abuse and aggression because of the gender expression of the agent.

El Salvador has seen a spike in gang violence since a two-year lull in killing ended giving credence to asylum seekers claims that repatriation means death. Nine transgender people have been murdered in El Salvador this year some allegedly by police The Mayor of San Salvador  recently took to twitter calling for justice for Peña.

Aldo Alexander Peña

San Salvador mayor Nayib Bukele retweeted

UTILIZA ESTE FORMULARIO PARA DENUNCIAR CUALQUIER TIPO DE MALTRATO O DISCRIMINACION. ||| Incluye la mayor información posible para ayudar a las investigaciones ||| Tu denuncia será manejada con total confidencialidad y será trasladada a las autoridades competentes. ||| Si fuiste objeto de maltrato o discriminación por un agente del órden puedes incluir su nombre o número de ONI (En el caso de los agentes) para poder ser individualizado. ||| Tanto el Alcalde de San Salvador, Dr. Norman Quijano, como el Señor Sub Comisionado Howard Coto y la Doctora Vanda Pignato, primera Dama de la República y representante de la Secretaria de Inclusión Social, han expresado su compromiso con la comunidad LGBT en lo referente a la lucha contra el odio y la discriminación, por lo cual te invitamos a que hagas tu denuncia en este formulario. Es seguro y confidencial.

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