Thursday, May 31, 2007

Slayings of Juárez officer, agent put police on alert

I've been busy and have fallen behind on posting to this blog/archive of Mexican chaos, and there has been a lot. Here's another police killing, actually looks like both sides (drug gangs?) have their own warring police forces.

Juárez police were on tactical alert Wednesday after gunmen shot and killed a city police officer and an agent of the Chihuahua State Investigations Agency on Tuesday night along a Juárez street, state and city officials said.
Municipal patrol officer Ismael Chairez Hernandez and agent Jose Enrique Martinez Torres were riding in a state patrol vehicle that was raked by 70 gunshots in a mob-style ambush while at a stop sign on Avenida Gómez Morín, officials said.

Investigators said they are looking into possible police corruption and are trying to determine why Chairez was in a state vehicle while he was supposed to be on patrol. Investigators found $1,820 hidden under a car seat in the state patrol car plus $1,736 in Chairez's pocket.

Juárez police also said Chairez was among officers who on Monday night arrested an agent of the Federal Preventive Police and two other people equipped with handguns, ski masks and gray tape. It was unknown if the cases were linked.

El Paso Times - Slayings of Juárez officer, agent put police on alert


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