NewsChannel5 apologizes for incorrect reporting on citizenship of Castro brothers

Those born in Puerto Rico have U.S. citizenship

CLEVELAND - NewsChannel5 Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis apologizes to the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico in northeast Ohio and across the country for what was reported on NewsChannel5, on Wednesday, May 8.

It was incorrectly reported that police said suspect Ariel Castro and his brothers were not U.S. citizens.

Everyone born in Puerto Rico is born a U.S. citizen. Since 1917 those born in Puerto Rico have U.S. citizenship. 

NewsChannel5 is committed to getting right, in every way, the details of this case as it continues to unfold.

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