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FGE starts another investigation for abuse of power after Tulum police videoed punching handcuffed man

Tulum, Q.R. — The State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) says they have begun an investigation into police brutality after the arrest of a young Tulum man was recorded and made viral. The video of the arrest shows Tulum police handcuffing a young man and then repeatedly closed-fist punching him.

The FGE says after watching the video, they initiated an investigation against the officers involved for abuse of authority after seeing the man being beaten.

Images show how a policeman has the young man lying on the ground, who is face down with his hands handcuffed behind his back, before throwing him toward the back of the patrol. The detainee then falls backwards to the inside the bed of the unit where police then, with closed fists, strike him twice.

The young man was arrested after neighbors allegedly made a complaint about noise from other neighbors on Avenida Satélite.

It is the second time in two weeks that municipal police officers from Tulum have been involved in citizen abuse. On March 27, a woman was killed by an arresting officer in Tulum after being subdued. Pressure on the woman’s back by the arresting officer caused it to break. She died during her arrest from being unable to breath.

The four officers involved in that arrest and subsequent death, remain in a local prison awaiting trial.

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