Former head of Federal Police ,Carlos Gómez Arrieta, accused of torture in the Ayotzinapa case, surrenders to the Attorney General

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Note: Carlos Gómez Arrieta, the former head of the Federal Ministerial Police, was arrested for his link to the disappearance of 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa, surrendered on Friday morning
to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR)

Gómez Arrieta resigned from his
post a day after an interrogation video he made of a detainee,
Canto Salgado,  in the Ayotzinapa case,
who was tortured by police officers, was uploaded to social media. Canto was
Most of those arrested in the
case have been released, even those who evidence proved likely culpability.  They were released largely because of ‘human
rights violations’.  Use this link to view video

From Reforma

Carlos Gómez Arrieta, former
command of the Federal Ministerial Police, linked to the Ayotzinapa case,
voluntarily surrendered to the authorities in Mexico City, reported the
Undersecretary of the Interior, Alejandro Encinas.
“This morning in Mexico
City, Carlos Gómez Arrieta, former head of the Federal Ministerial Police,
voluntarily surrendered to @FGRMexico authorities for his link to the  events that occurred in Ayotzinapa [43
normalistas/students]and for whom there had been an arrest warrant since
March”, he tweeted.
The former command surrendered
this Friday at 10:20 am in the Plaza Morelia Park of Colonia Roma Norte,
between the streets of Morelia and Guaymas, at the foot of a building that
housed the missing Federal Security Directorate.
According to Federal Government
reports, once Gómez Arrieta notified him of his location, agents of the Federal
Ministerial Police arrived and executed his pending arrest warrant, immediately
transferring him to the Altiplano Federal Prison.
Gómez Arrieta was General
Director of Special Services for Security and Protection of People of the PFM
from July 2013 to May 2015. His assignment to the Criminal Investigation Agency
led him to be involved in the investigation of the Iguala case for a few
In 2015, the commander left the
Federal Ministerial and later was appointed as Undersecretary of Public
Security of Michoacán in the Government of Silvano Aureoles.
In June last year, through social
networks, a video was released that recorded alleged acts of torture to the
detriment of Carlos Canto Salgado, detained during the investigations into the
whereabouts of the normalistas from the Isidro Burgos Rural Normal School.
In the video, Gómez Arrieta
appeared, who then commanded the PFM, which cost him his position. On June 22,
he resigned as Undersecretary of Public Safety in Michoacán and has not been
seen in public since.
Additional Note:
The parents of the missing normalistas
have asked the authorities for the extradition of Thomas Zerón, former director
of the Criminal Investigation Agency, and the investigation of Jesús Murillo
Karam, former Attorney General of the Republic.
They also asked President Andrés
Manuel López Obrador that on September 26, the day that marks the 6th
anniversary of the disappearance of the students, give a message about the
progress of the work of said commission. The President accepted the request and
indicated that he would give a preview of the work they have done on the