The Beat is New Mexico!---Do we have to be stuck at the bottom of the barrel?--- Perspectives from Southern NM and the border region
Friday, August 14, 2009
Female Police Agent Executed
Bertha Olivia Rodríguez González, 43, an agent in the state police's unit specializing in stolen vehicles, was killed in a heavy volley of gunfire as she was driving to work yesterday morning a little before 8:00 a.m. in a gray 1997 Nissan Pathfinder. She was driving on Adolfo López Mateos and apparently noticed she was being followed. She tried to evade her pursuers but was stopped just after she turned off at Simona Barba. Her face and a hand were destroyed by multiple gunshots. Investigators found 115 spent cartridges (7.62 x 39mm) near the scene. She was wearing a bullet proof vest and was carrying a handgun.
Ms. Rodríguez was the subject of an internal investigation being conducted in relation to the murder of Jonathan Francisco Fabián Chávez, who worked with her. She had been recently suspended for ten days. She is the 58th female murder victim in Cd. Juarez since the first of the year, and the 38th police officer to be executed so far this year.