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Cancun Transit Officers suspended after videoed roughing up inquiring citizen

Cancun, Q.R. — Cancun Transit Officers seen roughing up a citizen have been suspended. Cancun authorities reported that the three officers had been separated from their jobs.

Alma Elena Reynoso Zambrano of the Urban Development and Mobility Commission of Cancun said all three were suspended without pay after being videoed becoming physically aggressive with a citizen who stopped to question a police check.

“I can tell you that the elements that participated have been suspended. Yesterday, Secretary Mathey gave me the report. It is important that citizens know that there will be a consequence, that there will be an internal process within the Secretariat,” she explained.

All three officers are being investigated by the Directorate of Internal Affairs and Legal Department of the Secretariat of Citizen Security.

“The issue is already in internal affairs. I personally am going to be there. I requested to be on this commission when it meets to give it continuity. Whatever the case, they shouldn’t have acted like that. There have to be consequences,” she added.

Days earlier, a citizen walking past a police check stopped and questioned why a motorcycle food delivery man was being stopped and inspected. In reaction to the question, Transit Officers became physically aggressive with the man identified as Rubén “A”, a lawyer.

After the videoed assault, he filed an official complaint. The Human Rights Commission of the State of Quintana Roo has reportadly already opened an investigation for the alleged agression of the Transit Officers.

Commission personnel have requested information from the police department that will allow them to identify the aggressors and hear their version as part of the investigation.