New police chief in Piedras Negras gunned down

Retired Army Colonel Arturo Navarro López, who was appointed chief of police of the border city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila just 16 days ago, was gunned down at dawn outside his home; at least 40 bullets hit his vehicle.  Navarro, who had been part of the Presidential Guard, had been facing a wildcat strike by officers because of the new standards that were being put in place; 30 officers had been fired since April 7.  The Army and Federal Preventive Police took control of the city, and were reported to be holding most of the city’s police officers at police headquarters. (Reforma 4/25, Universal 4/25)

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