Photo: Twitter/@MaElenaMorera / Courtesy
Since the creation of the National Guard in Mexico, the elements of this corporation have had conflicting opinions regarding their way of actingand a video recently published on social networks increased this controversy.
In the images, an agent of said police force appears firing shots into the air with a long gun while driving a vanalthough it is not possible to distinguish if it is an official vehicle.
In addition, in the 28-second clip it is possible to hear a musical theme of the so-called narcocorridos, that is, songs that allude to drug lords.
María Elena Morera, activist and president of the Common Cause organization, shared the video through her Twitter account along with the message: “Play with a long gun R-15 caliber 223 inside an official car. They changed us civil police for this”.
The images caused outrage on social networks, so much so that the National Guard itself confirmed that it became aware of the events, and will investigate if the element belongs to its ranks and then determine a corresponding sanction.
“The full weight of the law will be applied to those responsible. Without exception, any element that acts outside the norm will be sanctioned in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the matter, ”said the agency on his Twitter account.
This fact arises after a publication in the Reforma newspaper where it is mentioned that, from 2019 to now, a total of 9,175 National Guard agents have been sanctioned for various crimesthat is, 7.7 percent of the corporation.
Based on reports from the unit’s Internal Affairs Unit, it was detailed that the most frequent crimes include 787 extortions by the uniformed137 cases of abuse of authority, and 92 cases of theft of property from the institution, among others.
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