MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's federal police agency says it has fired nearly 10 percent of its force this year for failing lie detector and other tests.
Mexico's approximately 35,000 federal police are required periodically to take lie detector, psychological and drug tests. The government also routinely investigates their finances and personal life.
Federal Police Commissioner Facundo Rosas says 3,200 officers have been dismissed this year for failing to meet some of those criteria. He gave no other details.
They are banned from taking jobs in any other Mexican security force.
Rosas said Monday that another 1,020 police are facing unspecified disciplinary measures.
(COPYRIGHT 2010 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.