Published On: Fri, Oct 27th, 2017

Three Isla Mujeres police agents get fired

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Three agents of the General Direction of Public Safety and Municipal Transit were fired in Isla Mujeres and are in the process of being investigated.

They are accused of not intervening in order to avoid an incident between local taxi drivers and the occupants of a private car last weekend, in the Continental Zone of the Isla Mujeres municipality.

Jaime Ongay Ortiz, head of the aforementioned corporation, stated that in cases such as this, it is the responsibility of the police officers to notify to the corresponding authorities – the Transport Directorate of Sintra – and to avoid conflicts that could result in public order disturbance.

However, according to one of the parties involved, the agents stood still, only acted as observers, and failed to intervene, as doing so would have prevented injuries and damage to property of others.

“Because of alleged deficiencies in the proceeding of these three officers, we request their resignation, while the investigation and disclaimer of responsibility corresponding in these cases are carried out. This provision was in compliance with the current police statutes and regulations.” informed the police chief.

Jaime Ongay Ortiz, head of the Isla Mujeres General Direction of Public Safety and Municipal Transit (Photo: Cancun Mio)

Ongay Ortiz, stressed that the instruction of the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis has been very clear: that public servants always act with transparency and within the framework of the law. If an officer is flagged for some omission, he must assume responsibility.

In that sense, the party allegedly affected was ordered to follow the legal procedure, and go to the Attorney General’s Office to file their complaint.

“Due to their conduct, the agents (whose names were not made public) are separated from the corporation, while the corresponding investigations are carried out,” said the police chief.

It is worth mentioning the municipal authorities rapid attention to the faults committed by the police officers.

“In Isla Mujeres the municipal government is committed to maintaining peace and security throughout its territory,” Ongay Ortiz concluded .

Source: http://cancunmio.com/

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