Mexico’s defense secretary apologizes for torture incident

04/16/2016 The Washington Post

General-CienfuegosMEXICO CITY — Mexico’s defense secretary formally apologized to the country Saturday for a video-recorded incident of torture involving two soldiers and a federal police officer.

Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda addressed a sea of green-uniformed soldiers in a televised address that illustrated just how damaging the graphic torture video has been for the institution.

“In the name of all who make up this great institution, I offer a sincere apology to all of society offended by this unacceptable event,” Cienfuegos said. He urged soldiers and citizens to come forward to report other abuses.

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