The Quintana Roo Attorney General’s Office opened an investigation folder on the case; The event recalled the murder of George Floyd, who died on May 25, 2020, at the hands of police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis

Mexico City.- A woman died in Tulum, Quintana Roo, after police officers arrested her, subdued her and one of them put his knee on her back. The State Attorney General’s Office reported that it is already investigating the case.

The policeman’s maneuver was caught by passers-by who were walking in the area. In the images, the woman is seen face down, while a police officer puts his knee on her back.

The woman screams and tries to free herself, but the officers do not allow it. Seconds later, officers pick her up and place her in the back of a police unit. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon.

According to local media, hours later the woman died.

After the news of the event, the State Attorney General’s Office reported that it opened an investigation folder on the case.

The Prosecutor’s Office reports that it began an investigation folder related to the homicide of a victim with a private identity that occurred this Saturday afternoon in the municipality of Tulum. Forensic experts are investigating the cause of death ”.

He added that “Homicide prosecutors and agents carry out investigative acts,” while municipal police officers are already being interviewed about what happened.

The event recalled other situations of police brutality in Mexico and the world, such as the case of the Afro-descendant George Floyd, who died on May 25, 2020, at the hands of the police officer Derek Chauvin, of Minneapolis.

On that occasion, the police element pressed her neck with his knee for several minutes despite the fact that the detainee lost consciousness. Her death sparked protests around the world and drew attention to the treatment that the Afro-descendant population receives from the police and the criminal justice system.

Another similar case occurred on January 22 in Indio, California, when the Hispanic José Albert Lizárraga García died of respiratory arrest while officers from the Indio Police Department tried to arrest him and held him to the ground in the parking lot of commercial premises in the area.

In a video that went viral on social networks, it is heard how Lizárraga, 41, yells at the officers that he cannot breathe while several of them leaned on her back to neutralize and arrest him, in addition, the agents would have put a hood on the head.

In Mexico, tourist police officers were caught while attacking and subjecting a citizen with excessive force in Acapulco, Guerrero. The Guerrero Human Rights Commission (CDHEG) initiated an ex officio complaint against him.

A video published by the Quadratín agency shows how an agent belonging to the Tourist Police submits a man after a routine review that he would have carried out.

The policeman grabbed the subject by the neck, immobilizing him on the sidewalk; However, he resists, so other elements of the police had to intervene to arrest the man.

The events occurred outside a convenience store located on Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán, in the port of Acapulco, in the presence of several tourists.

Days before, on November 17, several policemen were caught while, with excessive force, they subdued a man and put him into a patrol in the streets of Mexico City.

A video that users shared on social networks shows the moment when at least four officers have the individual on the ground, one of them even kicks him repeatedly.

After beating him, they pick him up and force him into a patrol car. All this while neighbors record them from a second level.


Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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