Monday, August 30, 2010

About 3,200 Mexican federal police have been fired since May 2010 for failing to do their work or being linked to corruption

Of those, 465 have been charged with crimes. In addition, another 1,020 officers face disciplinary proceedings for failing confidence exams. Among the officers who were fired were officials in Ciudad Juarez who were publicly accused by fellow officers of corruption. In that incident, two groups of officers shoved and fought each other outside police headquarters. The fired officers account for about 9% of the federal police force, which has about 34,500 officials.

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