Frontera NorteSur News: Indigenous Community Police Bail out of Jail
May 16, 2016
By Frontera NorteSur
After spending more than 32 months in jail, six members of an Indigenous community-based police force in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero bonded out of jail on Thursday, May 12. The six Mixtec men, members of the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities (CRAC), were detained in an August 2013 operation spearheaded by the Mexican federal police officers, soldiers and marines.
Originally charged with kidnapping, firearms violations and engaging in organized criminal activity, the men were arrested along with Nestora Salgado, commander of the community police force in the municipality of Olinala, Guerrero, who was held virtually incommunicado for more than two years before she was released on March 18 of this year.