Mexico Police Chief’s Firing a Rare Response to Excessive Force

08/30/16 InSight Crime 

PenaNietoMexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has fired the country’s Federal Police chief following a damning report by Mexico‘s top human rights agency which found the force responsible for the extrajudicial killing of at least 22 individuals.

Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong announced on August 29 that Enrique Galindo has been discharged as commissioner of Mexico‘s Federal Police, reported the New York Times. The interior minister said Galindo was removed in order to facilitate a transparent investigation into “recent events,” reported El Universal.

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