Forced disappearance – CdMx police officers are arrested in the case of a man found dead in Chapultepec

The detainees were transferred to the East Men’s Preventive Prison, where they were at the disposal of the control judge who requested them.

Mexico City, September 20 (However) .- Authorities from Mexico City reported tonight that three policemen were arrested, who had participated in the enforced disappearance of José Alberto Serna Rojas, a man who was located lifeless in a canyon of Chapultepec.

According to the investigation, those currently apprehended, in their capacity as public servants, participated in the arrest of the person in the vicinity of the Daniel Garza neighborhood, in the Miguel Hidalgo Mayor’s Office, possibly to transfer him to the Center for Administrative Sanctions and Social Integration ; three days later, the victim was found dead in the Third Section of the Chapultepec Forest.

The Office of the Prosecutor for Investigation and Prosecution of Crimes in the Area of ​​Forced Disappearance of Persons and the Disappearance Committed by Individuals and Search for Disappeared Persons took cognizance of the facts and initiated an investigation, for which it asked a control judge for the arrest warrant against public servants.

Derived from the field and cabinet work carried out by elements of the Investigative Police (PDI), they were located in the Guadalupe Tlaltenco, Tláhuac Mayor’s Office; San Juan Tlalpizahuac, Valle de Chalco Solidaridad and in Hacienda Unidad Habitacional Geo Villas, Chicoloapan de Juárez, the latter, municipalities of the State of Mexico, where they were notified of the court orders against them.

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After informing them of their constitutional rights, the detainees were transferred to the East Men’s Preventive Prison, where they were left at the disposal of the control judge who requested them.

The Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City reiterated that it will not tolerate conduct outside the law in which female and / or public servants may be related, for which it endorsed its commitment to investigate and seek sanctions, in order to avoid the impunity.

The body was found in Chapultepec. Photo: Cuartoscuro.
Authorities rescued the body. Photo: Cuartoscuro.
The family demands justice. Photo: Cuartoscuro.

The authority pointed out that the three policemen are presumed innocent and will be treated as such in all stages of the procedure, as long as their responsibility is not declared by a judgment issued by the jurisdictional body.

The victim was found dead on Tuesday, September 7, in the Third Section of the Chapultepec Forest. Rescuers and firefighters from Mexico City came to the area to remove the body.

In an interview with Televisa newscasts, the relatives of the victim said that the uniformed men had declared that, after arresting him, they had allowed him to retreat a few streets ahead. However, security cameras and the logs of the official capital police units revealed that they had had an active participation in the man’s disappearance.

“That justice be done to my son… It is not fair what they did to my son. He had a lot of bumps. Yes it was a little bit, not bad, but it was not allowed ”, said the father of the murdered man to Televisa.

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