Cancun, Q.R. — A federal judge has released the remaining 13 Cancun police officers who have spent the past five months in prison on charges of rioting.
The charges stem from an incident in November when a group of officers were said to be involved in the forceful removal of then-in-charge Jesús Pérez Abarca from the office of Secretaría de Seguridad Pública.
Their arrests were made a few days later by the State Attorney General’s Office with a total of 16 being taken into custody and 13 remaining behind bars until now.
The remaining 13 were granted bail by a federal judge who considered that their crime of rioting does not merit preventive detention.
Upon hearing the news, relatives of the incarcerated former police officers arrived at the Social Readaptation Center (Cereso) in Cancun.
According to the Attorney General’s Office, the officers will continue their legal process from outside the prison.