Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Elba Esther Gordillo “threatened me, saying that she would do everything to keep me in here,” the former commander of the Community Police of Olinalá, Guerrero, Nestora Salgado said during an interview with Aristegui CNN from the Tepepan Prison.
“We lived together, we shared the same hall, there was a conflict. But obviously she’s a woman with a lot of power. The fact that the state gave her too much power, the government gives her too much power, the lady has done and undone this place. She was the owner of this place, I’m telling you this, she was the owner of this place (until she left to a private hospital). Perhaps I shouldn’t talk much about the lady because then I would get into a worse conflict. The only thing I can say is that they have given her too many powers, the government, which puts in and removes who it wants, I don’t think it should be like this.”
“She threatened me, (saying) that she would do everything to keep me from ever leaving this place, because I made a sexual harassment complain of a commander of this place who was the protégé of her and she got very mad, because she relied heavily on that person, he was a commander who allowed her to do anything and obviously very protected by her. In fact he’s leaving from this place, but no punished, he’s going to another place as a chief. They remove him from this place because (of the denouncement) of sexual harassment and they put him in another center as chief, so to me it’s that instead of punishing him, it was a prize. His name is Jaime Sánchez Martínez.”
She says that the episode with Gordillo so far has not influenced the process, but “I know that it will influence” because who she denounced was a favorite commander of Elba, he was “her prince,” that’s what the teacher called him.
“I knew that this was going to be very hard if I put this denouncement, but I couldn’t remain silent, (because) I am a person who defends human rights, that is against injustice and that injustice was being done to me. I couldn’t keep quiet just because I knew the power that the lady had,” she explained.
And she explained how the threat of Gordillo was: “She came into my room to tell me that she would be the one to get me out of the hospital, that the state would remove me from the hospital, because she couldn’t live with a kidnapper, but the woman is wrong, because I’m tried for kidnapping, but I will prove that that’s not true.” “Yes I’m afraid (because of the threat), because I know that the state does what she says,” she denounced.
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Source: Aristegui Noticias