Friday, January 27, 2023

Did the Torreon Police Bring Ballistic Vests?

Héctor Alba Ávalos, Torreón’s director of operations for public security, assured that the elements who were wounded by bullets wore vests and some usually wear them under shirts, referring to those who are tasked with social distancing Unlike those who are part of the Reaction Group, who wear it over their uniforms.

El Siglo de Torreón verified on Thursday that at least one of the two elements wounded by bullets was not wearing a ballistic vest and documented, through clear images, that most of the elements who had heard calls for help from their comrades They were not wearing a ballistic vest, this was after a young man shot at them during a routine inspection they had done on him because of a suspicious attitude.

“In advance, everyone has a vest, all the elements, they impact the soft areas of the vest,” he said, adding that “the vest covers the vital organs and where they impact are the soft areas ” He insisted that the elements were wearing the vest.

For its part, El Siglo de Torreón has collected material on the same day that contradicts the director’s version as well as testimonials.

Life Insurance Director Highlights

The director highlighted that elements, even recent graduates of the police academy, have affiliations with the Institute for Security and Social Services of State Workers (ISSSTE), but since last year they have sought insurance for major medical expenses. With the demand to register them, which has started functioning from January 1, 2023.

In 2022, the municipality of Torreón invested 35 million pesos in ballistic vests and radio communication equipment, as well as equipment for the corporation’s operational personnel, and the Laguna Reaction Group, 15 million pesos, was also invested in uniforms.

‘isolated incident’

Mayor Román Cepeda described the attack by two elements in downtown Torreón as an isolated incident.

He said they are stable, with exceptional medical care at a Spanish sanatorium and announced that more equipment would be delivered to the corporation on Monday.

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