Complaints against police officers, the most reported before the Yucatan Human Rights Commission

Mérida, Yucatán.– Various state and municipal entities have received recommendations by the Human Rights Commission of the State of Yucatán (Codhey), upon detecting affectations or situations that generated some omission against citizens.

According to the president of the autonomous organism, Miguel Óscar Sabido Santana, there are still several procedures of recommendations that are yet to be completed, so it is expected that this will occur before the end of this year.

“Currently we already issued 26 or 27 and we have several under review, we expect to issue them before the end of the year. We are working on some issues of general recommendations and special reports of the supervisions we made to the Ceresos, Health Centers, and municipal jails,” he explained.

It is worth mentioning that the recommendations issued by the Codhey are directed to the entity denounced by one or more citizens, in which they mention the situations in violation of rights that must necessarily be addressed and remedied.

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Regarding the complaints received, the ombudsman informed that these had a decrease, although the reported authorities continue to be the police, the organs of justice, and others of state and municipal character.

“The great majority of the complaints we receive have to do with matters of interventions by the police forces, issues of legality, security, arbitrary detentions. Another important area of complaint has to do with health, the right to health and education. These are the three main areas that have been maintained in recent years,” he said.

He reiterated that we also continue to receive complaints and denunciations from citizens, as well as training public servants so that they do not incur in acts that violate rights.