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Mexico’s governmental human rights company says troopers opened fireplace “with out cause” a 12 months in the past within the violent border metropolis of Nuevo Laredo, killing a person

ByThe Related Press

November 22, 2023, 4:06 PM

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s governmental human rights company stated Wednesday that troopers opened fireplace “with out cause” a 12 months in the past within the violent border metropolis of Nuevo Laredo, killing a person.

The Nationwide Human Rights Fee stated troopers had argued that the occupants of a pickup truck had opened fireplace first on a street in Nuevo Laredo, throughout the border from Laredo, Texas.

However the fee stated no gunshot residue was discovered on any of the 4 individuals within the truck following the confrontation on Nov. 4, 2022.

The fee stated not one of the victims had fired a gun, and issued a name for the Protection Division to cooperate within the investigation and take motion to compensate the survivors.

It might hardly be the primary time that troopers had engaged in such acts in Nuevo Laredo, the place troops often come beneath fireplace from the Northeast drug cartel, which dominates the town.

In February, the military acknowledged that 4 troopers opened fireplace on a pickup truck in Nuevo Laredo, killing 5 males and wounding one other. The troopers have been later charged with murder.



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