Video shows alleged abuse by Mexican police

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2011 3:52 PM
Video shows alleged abuse by Mexican police

Mexico City's police chief says he has launched an investigation into a journalist's video that allegedly captures a police officer abusing a suspect.

Milenio Television reported Friday that one of its reporters had taken the video recording an officer repeatedly pushing the man's head into a bucket of water while his T-shirt was pulled up over his head and face.

The alleged abuse took place following a gunfight between police and gunmen in the working-class neighborhood of Tepito. The video's authenticity could not be independently confirmed, and neither Milenio nor police released the suspect's identity.

Mexico City Public Safety Director Manuel Mondragon said Friday that he was outraged by the video and that both the police and local prosecutor will look into it.