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HRW calls on the Mexican government to undertake a major police reform to end its brutality practices

Human rights NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to immediately implement a comprehensive reform of the National Police, accused of murdering and torturing civilians with impunity, sometimes for ordering drug trafficking criminal behavior that results from several factors, including the absolute institutional task.

The HRW complaint comes into custody a month after a series of protests in the country last month in response to a series of civilian murders by police forces, beginning with the death of construction worker Giovanni López Ramírez. in the state of Jalisco.

Ramírez, 30, was arrested in early May for not wearing the mandatory protective mask in the middle of the coronavirus epidemic in the city of Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos.

HRW calls on the Mexican government to undertake a major police reform to end its brutality practices
HRW calls on the Mexican government to undertake a major police reform to end its brutality practices

Video images taken by witnesses show extremely violent police actions, a forerunner of what would happen next. Ramírez died in custody and when his aunt and brother identified the body, they found that the worker’s body had multiple bruises and a bullet wound on his leg. A police officer realized before them that his companions had exceeded their capabilities.

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