August 30th, 2010
09:20 AM ET

3,200 Mexican federal police fired

Thousands of Mexican police have been fired.

About 3,200 Mexican federal police have been fired for failing to do their work or being linked to corruption, federal police commissioner Facundo Rosas said Monday.

Of those, 465 have been charged with crimes and 1,020 face disciplinary proceedings, Rosas said at a news conference.


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  1. gottahandittohim

    I would hate to be Facundo Rosas. Im sure he's a marked man for the rest of his life.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. sail

    With all the drugs crossing the border maybe the U.S. needs to take a close look at the corruption in law enforcement here. That amount of drugs coming in can only suggest a lot of folks are looking the other way

    August 30, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • RabidinL.A.

      Yes, sail. Looking the other way is a national pastime in Mexico. In every little town, village, and hamlet corruption's repulsive tentacles have a firm grip on the entire nation.

      August 30, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    That clearly shows the extent of power, the drug cartels have, in Mexico.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. High

    LEGALIZE! gettheform dott org all the forms for all the states 🙂

    August 30, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • spacee

      Yup – cheap meth and crack for all YOUR family!

      August 30, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rav

    Man, you just added to lawless of the drug cartels by allowing these guys out. I would not be surprise if a majority join the cartels since they are already affiliated with them. More killers on the Mexican street!

    August 30, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pocahontas

    Wow, and I thought Philly was corrupt....

    August 30, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. Calitaxpayer

    It's a good thing that the citizenry of Mexico does not have the right to bear arms. Why would they need it with such upstanding law enforcement? After all, if they did have such a right a few of the cartels and corrupt politicians might get hurt....

    August 30, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  8. Libtard

    Calitaxpayer, you are a moron! Don't you know that you can't fight violence with violence? The only way to solve this is to legalize marijuana! That way everybody will be way too stoned to want to do anything, and we can empty our prisons. It's not as though the cartels would ever think of selling anything else illegal, like meth or guns, or child slavery... Then we can make a crapload of revenue by taxing the weed! Lots of stoners are eager to pay taxes on something that they can grow like a ... a weed!

    Koom Ba Ya, my friend, koom ba ya...

    August 30, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • spacee

      I dunno, stoners paying taxes...something doesn't sound right about that....GET REAL!

      August 30, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jim

    The sad part is we think the corruption is Mexico's problem. But corrupt Mexican cops and cartel members interface with our law enforcement all the time, and I'm sure plenty of corruption already exists along the US side of the border. People think putting up a fence will stop it, but we can't even stop corruption and smuggling in our own prisons – how do they aim to stop it along a 2000 mile border that can be flown over, boated around, dug under, and bribed through and at the same time accommodate ~$300 billion/year in legitimate trade? Politicians will run on platforms that say "something has to be done because of these cartels" at which point we, the taxpayers, will open our wallets and pay for completely useless border security programs that will become a permanent drain on the US economy.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sergio

    Great step forward.Unfortunately all I hear is blame that is one sided....What about the consumers of drugs..The USA is the number one consumer of drugs thus sparking these drug wars...LETS REDUCE THE DEMAND!!!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE...

    August 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gilberto Reyna

    Commissioner Facundo Rosas, if someone from your justical departemnt happened to read this I'm a 30 years veteran police officer. My family are from Mexico and would very much would like to join your force and serve your great country for juctice. I would like to know how to apply.

    September 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
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