Fatima Alfaro / Quadratin
Morelia, Mich., February 7, 2023. – The “great majority” of agents who have been discharged from Morelia police have been absorbed into other public safety corporations, primarily the Michoacán police, said Alfonso Martinez Alcazar, mayor of the state capital.
After the circulation of a video showing alleged misbehavior by seven agents against three men, the state government called on the Morelia City Council to verify the actions of the city police, with Alfonso Martínez stating that a proportion of the 42 agents were separate from the city police. Done currently works for the Michoacán police for reasons ranging from non-compliance with standing requirements to police harassment and abuse.
“We have discharged more than 40 municipal police officers due to various reasons, but then they have been discharged from the state police, we make a respectful call to the administration of the unit to review our police officers and the corporation, So that can simultaneously improve security.” State, I am doing the same in Morelia”, he affirmed.
The mayor of the capital declined to indicate the number of in-demand municipal officers who are currently attached to other public safety corporations, while insisting that the main recruiter of these local ex-police officers is the Michoacán police. .
Martínez Alcázar said that it was necessary to verify the good behavior of the police, so that “they take care of their work and do not think that it does not matter if they are fired from one place, because they give them work in another”. Are. “
He reiterated that “we have to take care of those who care for us, and demand it when things demand it, of course there are circumstances to do right and we will be blunt in making decisions that have been casualties”. They don’t respond to journalistic notes or video broadcasts, but to investigations from the field of internal affairs, because we’re going to be tougher in respecting the rights of the population, being tougher in enforcing the law on criminals, we’re going to Not going to say, ‘Mister’. Criminal, hand over your weapon that’s illegal.”
He specified that the municipality is fully prepared to expose the public security strategy to those who request it, as it is a strategy that is being developed by the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI) or the Executive Secretariat of the National System. Gives measurable results in statistics. Public Security (SESNSP).
He said that this year, ahead of the 2024 electoral process, “there is too much political temptation to highlight any situation with the municipality,” to which he called “Calm down, now work for the citizens, that in Morelia Results are in sight”.
Regarding the case of alleged police misconduct committed by seven municipal police officers against three passers-by this weekend in Morelia, Alfonso Martínez said that the Municipal Safety Commission will analyze the case to determine whether to impose sanctions. Whether necessary or not, because “we are not going to allow human rights abuses or violations.