Apr 20, 2012

Mexican indigenous town temporarily holds 16 police officers to demand probe in killings

The Republic: Residents of an indigenous town in western Mexico where eight townsfolk were killed temporarily locked 16 police officers in an office to demand an investigation, authorities said Thursday.

Michoacan state secretary of government Jesus Reyna said the officers were held late Wednesday in the town of Cheran after arriving to check on an attack hours earlier that killed eight and wounded two.

A statement from Reyna's office said 13 officers were released late Thursday. The other three were freed earlier in the day. read more

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