The Straits Times
Published on Dec 31, 2012

Mexico police to be fired after refusing to work


GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AFP) - Thirty-one Jalisco state police officers refusing to work amid Mexico's staggering drug violence will be dismissed on Monday, a government official said.

The move comes on the heels of the resignation of 16 police in neighbouring Michoacan state.

In the Jalisco case, the pending dismissals will almost cut in half the size of the police force in the town of Ayotlan, which has 68 police.

The officers stopped working on Friday to voice their outrage at a Dec 23 attack by organised crime on the police station in which three police were slain.