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AUSTIN, Texas – A Mexican police commander investigating the reported shooting of an American tourist on a border lake plagued by pirates has been decapitated and his head was found in a suitcase, a Texas sheriff says.
Ruben Rios, a spokesman for the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office, said authorities "don't know how or why he was killed. We don't have any details on how he died."
But Gonzalez said later Tuesday that "reliable sources within the law enforcement community of Mexico" told him Flores' head was found Tuesday morning in a suitcase outside of an Army base.
Hartley's wife, Tiffany, said she and her husband were returning to the U.S. from photographing a half-submerged church in Mexico when they were attacked by pirates on speedboats. Hartley was shot and presumably fell into the lake. Tiffany Hartley said she tried to retrieve her husband's body and his Jet Ski but the pirates continued firing and she fled. Gonzalez has said he has an eyewitness who corroborates her account.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by DaddyBare
Why haven't the Mexican police rallied around themselves and mounted their own war? I know we often criticize the US police for their loyalty to one another, but every criminal in the US knows that you don't kill a cop! Killing a cop gets you an immediate full-court press and mobilization of power, and most likely you will not survive the "arrest" when you are found.
If a US sheriff was investigating a cover up of a gang-related crime, and something like this happened, the cops would swoop in and shut down that gangs entire operation, there would be casualties and arrests and repercussions.
I understand the corruption in Mexican law enforcement and Mexican politics, but there has to be some kind of loyalty among the police brethren? Where is the Mexican outrage?