Federal police to withdraw from Ciudad Juarez

Associated Press, 7/26/11

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Thousands of federal police officers sent to help patrol the border city of Ciudad Juarez will start leaving in September, the violence-wracked city’s mayor said Tuesday.

Mayor Hector Murguia told the press in a statement that the decision to withdraw 5,000 federal agents was made by federal officials who say the city is under control. Federal police took over the city in April 2010 after soldiers were withdrawn amid abuse of power accusations.

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