15 cops suspended for making suspect perform striptease

May 25th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS  

Tijuana (Mexico), May 25 (IANS/EFE) Fifteen police officers in Tijuana, a border city in northwestern Mexico, were suspended for making a suspect perform a striptease in exchange for her freedom, officials said.

Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante suspended the officers, who are the subject of an investigation, following the release Monday of a video in which the woman strips for the men.

The uniformed officers are seen groping the woman and urging her to “turn, turn”, as well as telling the suspect that she had “too many clothes” on.

The incident occurred April 15 after the woman and a male companion were arrested for drug possession, Bustamante said.

The male suspect was handed over to prosecutors, but the woman was taken to the police station in La Presa Rural, a district on the east side of Tijuana, where officers made the woman perform for them.

Several commanders are among the police officers suspended for their roles in the incident.


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