Dec 12, 2011

Drug War Merida Initiative: Chicago cop helps train Mexico officers to fight drug cartels

Chicago Sun-Times: "Two years ago, Chicago Police Detective Oscar Seledon traveled to Mexico to train rookie officers preparing to fight the murderous drug cartels there. His students are now members of Mexico’s federal police force.

...Now the State Department is focusing on training state and local police agencies in Mexico, starting with those in the violence-plagued region bordering Texas. ... In October, William Brownfield, assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs, met with Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy to encourage him to renew the police department’s participation in the training program." read more

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