Mexico’s Police Commissioner, Enrique Galindo, Is Fired

08/29/2016 The New York Times

Mexican Flag XXLMEXICO CITY — President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico fired the commissioner of the country’s federal police force on Monday in response to a recent report that the police had summarily killed at least 22 suspects in a raid last year on a drug gang hide-out.

The government has argued that the killings, at a remote farm in western Mexico, occurred during a fierce battle between federal police officers and heavily armed drug gang members, but the dismissal of the commissioner, Enrique Galindo, signaled that it would no longer defend that version of what happened.

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