July 26, 1998 |
Prosecutors have charged nine policemen with luring three teenage girls into a squad car, holding them as prisoners at a police facility for several days and raping the two younger girls. The girls were going to a park in downtown Mexico City last Sunday when they asked policemen in a neighborhood on the city's southern edge for directions, local media reported.
June 2, 1996 |
As Terry Mamalis and David Forsberg lay in the dark on the floor of the Mexican police van--bound, gagged, blindfolded, beaten, robbed, tortured and soaked with gasoline--the two New York tourists were certain they were about to die. All they had done wrong, they say, was ask two men in uniform for directions. It happened on Feb.
August 2, 1997
The families of two Los Angeles County men kidnapped and then killed in Tijuana after their relatives were unable to raise $1 million in ransom traveled to the Mexican city Friday to identify the bodies and arrange funeral services. Seven men, including three Tijuana police officers, have been arrested in the case. An eighth suspect, believed to be in Southern California, remains at large.
July 25, 1996 |
International investigators announced Wednesday that they recorded numerous accounts of police torture, illegal detention and lawlessness in a recent tour of the troubled state of Guerrero, where thousands of army troops have been deployed in a monthlong search for a new, self-styled rebel army.
September 29, 1991 |
An Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman Saturday acknowledged that six off-duty U. S. Border Patrol officers had been briefly detained Friday in the Mexican border city of Mexicali after a disagreement with a citizen there. Notimex, the Mexican government news agency, reported the six unidentified officers were arrested shortly before dawn Friday after they allegedly beat up a lawyer who had complained about their drunken and disorderly conduct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1996 |
A Mexican police officer has been sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison in the strangling death of a North Hollywood man in a Rosarito jail, a rare victory for human rights activists who contend that Mexican police mistreat foreign tourists with impunity. It also was a ringing triumph for the dead man's brother, who mounted a home-grown protest that dragged both a U.S. congressman and the president of Mexico into the case on his behalf. "This decision . . .