Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mexico City police chief resigns after violent protests

Borderland Beat posted by Spike151 Republished from

Mexico City's police chief, Jesus Rodriguez Almeida, has resigned after strong criticism of his handling of protests in the city.

A largely peaceful march on 20 November over the disappearances of 43 students in Guerrero state ended with riot police dispersing the crowd.

Mr Rodriquez gave no reason for his departure and the city mayor said he had stepped down immediately.
Earlier this week President Pena Nieto announced new justice and police plans.

After the 20 November protest, Mr Rodriquez Almeida said he had "congratulated his personnel for their work," in particular for "restoring public order, no matter whether others like it or not".

Lawyers for 11 people who were arrested on the day called for his resignation.
They said the protestors were arrested with no proof of criminal action and arbitrarily taken to a high security prison.

They were freed a week later due to a lack of evidence provoking accusations of abusive police practices.

Human rights groups also accused the police of indiscriminate violence during the protest against activists, journalists and bystanders.

Mr Rodriguez' departure comes after President Enrique Pena Nieto's announcement of a series of proposals to reform Mexico's security system.
Police reshuffle

Included in the plans is the replacing of local municipal police forces, which are more vulnerable to corruption, with state-level security officers.

Correspondents say Mr Rodriquez's resignation may signal a reshuffling of top police chiefs going on behind the scenes as the government attempts to plan out its new justice and policing framework for Mexico.

The 20 November protest took place during months of nationwide outrage and demonstrations against the abduction by police in the Guerrero state city of Iguala of 43 students.

State prosecutors say the municipal police were ordered by the local mayor to hand the students over to criminal gangs who executed them.


  1. Keep the pressure raza , they are only a few we are many more.. they have a lot to loose and we have a lot to gain. #43

  2. Looks like a Nazi.

  3. The state police are actually worse than the local police. There is virtually no legitimate police force in Mexico which suffers from systematic and institutionalized corruption at all levels.

  4. The Chief is playing with a doll and has two more dolls on the shelf behind himm. LOL!

    1. Oh he's just "congratulating his men for restoring order after the riots" cant you see how happy the doll is. Hes not playing you big dummy.
      Sorry chief, GAME OVER! Take your toys with you and get OUT!


    2. What da hell mann? thats messed up does his kids go to play at his office with him!? no wonder he didn't notice the clowns on the police force.. lol!

  5. *That is exactly what they should do · remove all the mexican idiots unable to do the job · he was in charge of the police, he was responsible for the bunch of fools -

  6. This whole, Let's make State Police in control of local jurisdiction sounds good but I am very wary! I just see it as a way for EPN to install Puppets like Castillo and make corruption worse! Mexican citizens should demand the UN to take over Mexico. The Mexican system is a failed system at all levels!!!!!!!!


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