“A punishment like this had never been done and, well, it is time for them to start, and as the damage is done, the sentence will be greater,” warned Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres, pointed out that the punishment given to the policeman who shot in the air during the New Year’s Eve, suspending him for 30 business days without pay and conditioning him, that the other will be discharged from the SSP, marks a historical precedent in Mazatlan because it had never been done.
The municipal president affirmed that from now on none of the events will go unpunished because the regulations of the Ministry of Public Security have already been reformed to give autonomy to the Internal Affairs Unit, and for its part, the Internal Control Body is acting with justice and always bringing out the truth.
Which is very important because before there were many complaints in the State Human Rights Commission – CEDH – against police officers for their bad behavior.
“A punishment like this had never been done and, well, it is time for them to start and as the damage is done, the sentence will be greater, and the objective we have was that, because we had many indications of Human Rights in against the Mazatlán police due to the complacency of those who were there, and now things are going to change.”
Are you satisfied with the results of the Internal Control Body?
“Of course, yes, because he is acting with justice, without revenge, and taking the truth out of the way,” he stressed.
The municipe reported that in the Internal Affairs Unit of the SSP and in the Internal Control Body, there are several investigations against several police officers and traffic, even, there is also the procedure against the head of Public Security, Juan Ramón Alfaro Gaxiola for allegedly forging the mayor’s signature and selling ranks to elements attached to the corporation.