MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Mon. March 29, 2021 (Reuters) – Mexican prosecutors are investigating the loss of life of a girl who was captured on video pinned to the floor by police within the Caribbean coastline resort of Tulum, authorities acknowledged on Sunday.
A spokeswoman for the felony educated overall’s space of job of the recount of Quintana Roo acknowledged police on the scene had been being questioned over the incident on Saturday and that the girl’s cause within the abet of loss of life was now not but determined. Nor was it determined why she was detained, she added.
A video published by records characteristic Noticaribe confirmed the girl squirming and crying out as she lay face down on a avenue with a policewoman kneeling on her abet with male officers standing by.
The video, whose authenticity Reuters could now not straight take a look at, then decrease to indicate off the girl’s inclined, handcuffed body lying on the avenue. Officers are later seen transferring the limp, shoeless body into the abet of a police truck.
The Nationwide Price to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Ladies (CONAVIM) condemned the incident on Twitter and acknowledged it was in communication with authorities to make fine that that these guilty had been held to yarn.
Alejandro Encinas, deputy interior minister guilty for human rights, expressed outrage on Twitter, and described the incident as an act of “police abuse.”
The incident bore a similarity to the case of George Floyd, an African-American man whose loss of life in Can also as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck sparked racial justice protests within the united states and around the sector.
Frequent and rising violence against females has lengthy outraged many Mexicans, and has sparked predominant protests below the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
(Reporting by Dave Graham, Ana Isabel Martinez and Diego Ore; Enhancing by Peter Cooney)