A video shows the officers subduing a woman, who pleads for her life while one of them kneels on her back. Local authorities have not reported whether the officers have been detained or removed from their posts.
A woman died after being subjected to the ground by a group of police officers this Saturday in the tourist center of Tulum, in the Mexican Caribbean. The person has not yet been identified.
In a video broadcast on social networks, four agents appear subduing the woman and one of them remains to kneel on her back for minutes. The images are reminiscent of the way in which the American George Floyd died, whose death triggered a wave of protests in the United States against police brutality.
In the recording, the woman’s cries for help are heard, as she is dying. Then silence. The woman appears immobile and one of the agents says: “It is no longer moving.” The officers move the body and introduce it to a patrol.
The Attorney General’s Office of Quintana Roo, the state where Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum are located, reported on its Twitter account that it had opened an investigation folder against the agents, but did not specify whether they had been arrested or separated from the charge. “Forensic experts are investigating the cause of death,” he said.
— El Universal (@El_Universal_Mx) March 28, 2021