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Mexico City police chief, top prosecutor quit over nightclub raid

July 9, 2008 |  9:40 am


Mexico City's police chief and head prosecutor resigned Tuesday amid growing public outrage over a bungled bar raid that resulted in 12 deaths, writes Marla Dickerson of the L.A. Times.

The resignation of Police Chief Joel Ortega and prosecutor Rodolfo Felix came the same day the city's Human Rights Commission issued a scathing denunciation of the deadly law enforcement crackdown last month on a club packed with teenagers celebrating the end of the school year.

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See earlier La Plaza reports on the issue here and here.

-- Deborah Bonello in Los Angeles

Photo: A relative of one of those killed reacts to a description by the city's Human Rights Commission of the raid on a Mexico City club where nine youths and three policemen died in the crush of people trying to escape. Police had barricaded the exits; credit: Gregory Bull / Associated Press