MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican federal officials says the mayors of two towns where police killings of young civilians occurred in recent weeks are under investigation for suspicious financial movements that could be linked to organized crime.
The official said Tuesday that one probe involves the mayor of Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos in western Jalisco state.
A young man was allegedly beaten to death in police custody in that town after officers detained him for not wearing a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic.
The other mayor is in Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa in the southern state of Oaxaca.
A 16-year-old Mexican-American boy was shot dead by local police in that town earlier in June, touching off protests by residents.