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Mexico charges police who killed mayor's bodyguard

Mexico charges police who killed mayor's bodyguard

Federal prosecutors in Mexico have brought homicide and other charges against two federal police officers who allegedly killed a bodyguard assigned to the mayor of the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez.
The Tuesday shooting has raised tensions, with Mayor Hector Murguia claiming that overbearing officers shot the bodyguard even though he obeyed their orders to lay down his weapon.
The Attorney General's Office said in a statement Friday that the officers are charged with homicide, abuse of authority and improper behavior, and that two officers have already been detained.
Thousands of federal police have largely taken over policing in Ciudad Juarez, where drug-gang violence has claimed about 6,000 lives over the past two years.


Updated : 2021-01-22 03:05 GMT+08:00