Friday, April 17, 2009
Troops Assigned To Municipal Police Duties To Leave Juarez in September
Diario de Juarez reports this morning that the 5000 army troops assigned to patrol streets and handle traffic will begin leaving in September. Another 2000 troops, assigned to deal with organized crime, will be remaining indefinitely. Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz announced the city will step up its recruitment of municipal police between now and then in an effort to hire a total of 3000 officers. As of last year, the city was authorized to hire 1600 municipal police officers.