Report Finds Thousands of Mexico Police Unfit for Service

10/06/16 InSight Crime

policemanA recent report has found that nearly one in 10 of Mexico‘s police officers may be unfit for service, underscoring how continuing flaws in local security forces have contributed to the country’s crime problems.

According to a study by the non-governmental organization Causa en Común (Common Cause) reported on by Animal Político, more than 28,000 Mexican police agents who had failed polygraph exams, drug screens or ability tests are still on the streets, despite laws requiring police forces to fire those who do not pass these requirements.

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