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Baja & Border News Translations: 80% of City Complaints are Against Police; Municipal Police Capture 3 Murderers
80% of City Complaints are Against Police (Uniradio Informa, 1/14/13)
Tijuana, BC - Yolanda Enríquez of La Sindica Procuradora Municipal, said of the complaints they received in 2012 around 500 of them or 80% were cases against police officers and the rest were against officials.
"When we started this administration there with some 15 complaints a week; now we average 6 complaints," she commented. She stressed they do not decide the fate of the police but send the records to the Police Development Committee for corrections or suspensions, however they have seen 50 suspensions during 2012 and another 50 records are pending review. http://www.uniradioinforma.com/noticias/tijuana/articulo168607.html
Municipal Police Capture 3 Murderers (Uniradio Informa, 1/13/13)
Tijuana, BC - Moments after killing a person on calle Octava, between Revolution and Constitution, three alleged homicide suspects were captured by officers of the Municipal police in Zona Centro. Police also recovered the weapon used by the criminals, a 45 caliber pistol holding two shots. The cause of the murder stemmed from a lawsuit against a cantina.
The suspects are Nicolás Uriel Solórzano Martínez, Rodolfo Becerra Cortinas and José de Jesus Leal Gallardo, 27, 39 and 33 years of age, respectively. The deceased was identified as Carlo Arturo Ochoa, 28.
Preliminary investigations revealed the four individuals were consuming alcoholic beverages in a bar in that area and that Carlo Arturo was having a good time bothering the group formed by Nicolás Uriel, Rodolfo and José de Jesús, who work as guards at a hardware store on calle Sexta. He told them that he was the head of a criminal group and that he planned to make them disappear. Fed up with the joker, the subjects gave him a final warning.
Shortly before noon the three men boarded a grey 2003 Ford Windstar van with State of California plates 6SEN147. It then appeared that Carlo Arturo got what was coming to him minutes after 12 o'clock when he walked from the Bar "Red Bull". Nicolas approached him and took several point-blank range shots that caused his immediate death.
Seeing the victim fall to the aggressor, his friends tried to escape but within a few moments they fell upon an official who was patrolling the sector. After securing them, he recovered the firearm that he assumed was hidden under the upholstery near the sliding door on the van’s left side.
Solórzano Martínez works as instructor of bodybuilding at a sports shop he created and for that reason had a company logo of the business on the vehicle, although he remarked it is a personally owned van, not official. The detainees and firearm were placed at the disposal of judicial authorities which will continue the investigations. http://www.uniradioinforma.com/noticias/policiaca/articulo168610.html