Mexico condemns run of Mexican citizens killed by US police

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Posted: Mar 02, 2015 9:04 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the third time in less than a month, the Mexican government has condemned the killing of one of its citizens by police in the United States.

The Mexican government on Monday said in a statement that it had called on the U.S. Justice Department to look at the cases for suspected excessive force.

The statement said that on Friday, police in Santa Ana, California fatally shot Ernesto Javier Canepa Diaz. Police, however, have not released the man's identity or incident details.

On Feb. 20, Grapevine, Texas police fatally shot unarmed 31-year-old Ruben Garcia Villalpando on the roadside.

On Feb. 10, police in Pasco, Washington Fatally shot a homeless 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Police said he was throwing rocks.

The statement called for a revision of use-of-force policies.