Garrido at yesterday's swearing-in ceremony. Garrido at yesterday's swearing-in ceremony.

New Attorney General part of flawed probe

New chief lawman helped investigate the Narvarte murders, which remain unresolved

The official who helped lead a “deficient and poorly managed” investigation into a multi-homicide in Mexico City has been named its new Attorney General.

Edmundo Garrido Osorio was among those who headed the probe into the 2015 murder of five people in an apartment in the city’s Narvarte neighborhood, a crime that remains unpunished.

On July 31, 2015, four women and a man were tortured and then shot and killed. One was Rubén Espinosa Becerril, a well known photojournalist.

Three weeks ago, the Mexico City Human Rights Commission (CDH) lodged a series of recommendations with the city’s Attorney General and the Supreme Court of Justice claiming that the investigation of the crime lacked due process and diligence that resulted in a violation of victims’ rights.

In its recommendation, the CDH charged there were multiple flaws in the probe and that several lines of investigation were not pursued, and determined that the multi-homicide had not yet been solved.

Non-governmental organizations and lawyers representing the victims’ families have also accused officials of carrying out a flawed investigation.

Garrido was among the officials singled out.

Source: Animal Político (sp)

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