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The state government will assume control of the Tulum Police after the murder of Victoria Salazar at the hands of municipal elements

Victoria Salazar was killed by elements of the Tulum Municipal Police (Photo: EFE / Lourdes Cruz)
Victoria Salazar was killed by elements of the Tulum Municipal Police (Photo: EFE / Lourdes Cruz)

Derived from the investigation of abuse in the use of force that exists on some elements of the municipal police of Tulum, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, elements of the State Public Security Secretariat (ßPea) will take over in the municipality where she was allegedly murdered Victoria Salazar at the end of March.

Lucio Hernandez Gutierrez, in charge of the Secretariat of Public Security of Quintana Roo, explained, through a speech this Sunday, that the entity’s government will promote a series of implementations in operational matters to guarantee better performance of those in charge of maintaining public order.

In terms of the Public Security Law of the state of Quintana Roo and under the sole command agreement, I inform you that, as of today, Sunday, April 11, 2021, the absolute control of the Tulum Municipality Police will remain under the control of the State Public Security Secretariat ”, began his testimony that was disseminated on the official social networks of the entity.

State police will assume command in the municipality of Tulum, Quintana Roo (Video: YouTube / Government of Quintana Roo)

He also explained the motivations of the local government to take this type of measures, since the subjugation of people, going beyond the legal use of force, undermines the civil liberties that are guaranteed in the republic.

“The above, by virtue of the constant and intolerant acts of use and abuse of poorly applied, erroneous and incorrect control procedures, techniques, tactics and protocols; as well as the lack of control of individual impulses in the submission of people, exceeding the limits of their actions in the legal sphere and the strict respect of human rights ”, explained Hernández Gutiérrez.

In addition to this, the state command explained that the municipal police will receive professional training so that they can return to their operational functions. Under this logic, municipal officials will compulsorily receive 216 hours of training so that they can proceed efficiently and in accordance with the law in the demarcation.

The case of Victoria Salazar shook the country and Central America for the police brutality against a migrant (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
The case of Victoria Salazar shook the country and Central America for the police brutality against a migrant (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

“From this moment on, a group with the first 30 Tulum Police officers will be sent to the state academy of Public Security in the city of Chetumal in order to receive the course with a level of specialization called Legal Action and Police Technique ”, he advanced and explained that the complete training will be instrumented in four different modules:

1.- Police discipline and physical conditioning (duration 50 hours)

2.- Deontological and training framework of the police function (60 hours)

3.- Police techniques and tactics (70 hours)

4.- Police psychology and legal medicine (36 hours)

Victoria Salazar was buried in El Salvador, her country of origin (Photo: Reuters / José Cabezas)
Victoria Salazar was buried in El Salvador, her country of origin (Photo: Reuters / José Cabezas)

“The objective is for the participant to be able to make correct use of the legal instruments and national and international human rights standards of the detainee, rational use of force and attention to victims; as well as applying good practices in police techniques at the time of arrest ”, he added.

Finally, it ruled that in the event that a cadet does not properly accredit the courses, will be separated from your position; however, he did not specify the conditions for the policeman’s liquidation. He also did not mention how many opportunities they will have to pass the courses or if there is the possibility of relocation to an administrative position where the use of force is not required.

“At the end of each course, Whoever does not accredit the permanence requirements such as training, will start with the separation from service procedure immediately, because the citizens of Tulum deserve well-trained police officers ”, he sentenced.

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