Whole 20-man police force quits in north Mexico town after attack by gunmen kill 3 officers

Washington Post, 8/4/11

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — An entire 20-man police force resigned in a northern Mexican town after a series of attacks that killed the police chief and five officers over the last three months, state officials said Thursday.

The officers’ resignation Thursday left the 13,000 people of Ascension without local police services, Chihuahua state chief prosecutor Carlos Manuel Salas said. State and federal police have moved in to take over police work, he said.

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