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Mexico City Ousted 2,700 Police in 2010

MEXICO / 6 MAY 2011 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

In Mexico's capital 2,782 police officers were fired for poor performance in 2010, OEM's El Sol de Mexico reports. This is almost double the number fired in 2009.

The news comes a few days after Mayor Marcelo Ebrard stated publicly at a university conference that Mexico City's authorities were less prone to corruption than other parts of the country.

Mexico City's Public Security Ministry said that the results show the force is constantly improving, seeking to get rid of dishonest elements and recruit new people in their place.

Efforts to reform the various police forces continue in Mexico, which got rid of 10 percent of its federal officers in the first eight months of 2010, based on tests to identify corruption and incompetence.

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