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Two Cancun police officers temporarily suspended after becoming involved in brawl

Cancun, Q.R. — An investigation is underway after two Cancun police officers became part of a brawl at an auto dealership Tuesday. The two agents, who were part of the fight, were from the Cancun Traffic Directorate. Both agents have since been separated from their positions.

According to the Municipal Secretary of Public Security, the altercation was recorded at an automotive agency on Kabah Avenue that involved the two officers and at least two employees.

After the incident, Cancun mayor Mara Lezama gave orders for both to be separated from their positions while an investigation is carried out.

“Conduct outside of the corporation’s values is unacceptable, so this type of act that alters order or that does not follow the protocols established for the tasks of Transit and Municipal Public Safety is not tolerated, nor will it be tolerated,” said the head of Public Security Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero.

He reported that the instructions he received from mayor Mara Lezama Espinosa was zero tolerance for the improper actions of the elements in his charge.

“The instruction is clear and forceful, although we do not yet have a formal complaint, the Ministry of Public Security will automatically investigate the events through the Internal Affairs Directorate.

“Meanwhile, the officers have been separated from their positions to carry out the investigation so that the corresponding responsibilities are established,” explained the police chief.