The Mixed Command will limit the powers of municipal police
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 28ABRIL2016.- El senador Emilio Gamboa en conferencia de prensa para dar a conocer su postura ante el dictamen para la Ley Anticorrupción.FOTO: DIEGO SIMÓN /CUARTOSCURO.COM, photo: Cuartoscuro/Diego Simón
15 of June 2016 11:00:49
MEXICO CITY — Shortly before midnight Tuesday, Senate Committees approved a change to the federal constitution establishing the Mixed Command, as a measure to address complicity between municipal police and organized crime.The Mixed Command would limit the operation of municipal police forces. State police would perform some of the functions now performed by municipal police.The Mixed Command grew out of the Unified Command, a proposal that would have completely abolished municipal police forces. The Unified Command was introduced as a presidential initiative 18 months ago in response to the Iguala case, where municipal police were involved in the disappearance of 43 students.The measure had the support of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), and was opposed by the National Action Party (PAN).