Police arrested in Mexico after riots over man's demise


The arrests adopted riots in Guadalajara after protesters had gathered to demand justice over Giovanni Lopez’s demise; a demonstrator holds a banner throughout a protest in Guadlalajara, Jalisco (AFP Photo/ULISES RUIZ)

Mexico City (AFP) – Three cops have been arrested within the Mexican state of Jalisco over the demise of a person taken into custody for allegedly breaking coronavirus restrictions, authorities stated Friday.

Among these positioned underneath arrest over the demise of 30-year-old Giovanni Lopez final month is a municipal police chief in Guadalajara and one other middle-ranking officer, state prosecutor Gerardo Solis advised reporters.

The arrests observe riots within the state capital Guadalajara after protesters had gathered to demand justice over Lopez’s demise.

At least 28 individuals have been arrested after protesters set police autos alight and attacked the headquarters of the state authorities. One police officer suffered burns.

Authorities stated Lopez had been detained for “administrative misconduct.”

They denied claims he had been arrested for not sporting a masks in public.

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador mourned the demise of the development employee on Friday and stated his authorities condemned “authoritarian actions.”

“I regret the facts because I am in favor of solving problems through dialogue and without the use of force,” he stated in his ordinary morning press convention.

The president urged Mexico’s nationwide human rights fee to affix the investigations into Lopez’s demise.

Amnesty International on Friday condemned the incident and stated Lopez’s “death in police custody is a serious symptom of the misuse of force used by the authorities and the widespread use of torture.”

Mexican movie director Guillermo del Toro, who’s from Guadalajara, additionally condemned the killing.

Jalisco governor Enrique Alfaro accused the federal authorities of being behind the disturbances on Thursday, however Lopez Obrador denied the allegation.

“If the governor has proof, let him bring it to light,” the president stated.

Mexico has recorded over 105,000 infections from the coronavirus with nearly 13,000 deaths.