Saul Hernandez, director of the Police Intelligence Centre (UNCLE), acknowledged that the day the sicarios took the town of Creel hostage and terrorized the residents while going on a killing spree were being monitored through video by authorities but the police did not intervene because it was only seven of them and the closest military installation was in Cuauhtémoc.
"We did react but the problem is ... there were only 7 officers who immediately contacted the Mexican military but the truth is they can't get from one point to another just like that, I mean they have to get their equipment, they must get organized and they have to leave from where they are, from Cuauhtemoc which is a good few kilometers way" said Saul Hernandez.
He added that in this situation they (military) could not get to the town in three minutes and he highlighted that he wish they could do it in three minutes but logistically they can't.
At the same time he rejected any responsible to the monitors of the video for failure to take any action against the sicarios because they immediately alerted the state police but that logistics problem already mentioned prevented them from intervening.
The wide range of the broadcast of the video of Creel taken hostage by sicarios was cause of worldwide attention.
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