CEDH issues recommendation for police abuse to Mazatlán city hall


According to the document, the agents detained a man for alleged illegal possession of narcotics but violated his human rights in the process.

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Due to alleged abuse of authority against a civilian by agents of the Municipal Police of Mazatlán, the State Commission for Human Rights (CEDH), sent recommendation 7/2021 to the municipal government of the port.

According to the information, the issuance of the recommendation occurred after they proved that elements of the Mazatlán Public Security Secretariat attacked human rights, physical integrity, personal security with mistreatment, and the right to the inviolability of the home, to the detriment of said person.

The victim filed a complaint with the ECHR, in which he described that, while he was at his home, three elements of the Municipal Police entered to arrest him for the alleged possession of narcotics.

The victim assured in his complaint that, while he was in detention by the security elements, he was mistreated, leaving visible sequelae on his body, leaving everything documented in the complaint file that is still being analyzed.

In accordance with the recommendation of the ECHR, once the victim was arrested, transferred, and made available for his alleged responsibility in the commission of the crime against health in the form of possession of narcotics, starting with the investigation folder in the which was ordered his release, because the elements of the police entered the home illegally.

The affected party filed the complaint in the Internal Affairs Unit of the Secretariat, where a file began, which was decreed as dismissal due to lack of elements that prove the responsibility of the preventive police officers who were part of the events, of which, up to At the moment, its resolution does not provide proof of notification to the victim

The ECHR also reported that in each of its resolutions it has made it clear that it is not opposed to the investigation and prosecution of crimes, nor is it opposed to the imposition of sanctions for faults or violations of government and police regulations. by the authorities, in the same way, that the commission is not responsible for investigating criminal conduct or behavior that violates the regulations established by the authorities.

In the report, the Commission marked the first article of the Political Constitution of the State of Sinaloa, which specifies as the last objective in the state the protection of human dignity and the promotion of fundamental rights. As well as the second paragraph of Article Four Bis, which affirms that human rights have direct effectiveness and are linked to all public powers.

Source: elsoldemazatlan.com.mx

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