By Buggs for Borderland Beat
|Marcus Vinicius Ornelas Quesada|
Hermosillo, Sonora.- On May 7, 2020, a report of an investigation was released where Agua Prieta citizens that were allegedly abused by police forces in the municipality, denounced Marcus Vinicius Ornelas Quesada, Commissioner of the Agua Prieta Municipal Police, accused of the following crimes:
False imprisonment, abuse of authority, breach of legal authority, abuse of power and extortion.
The complaint was made through the Attorney General of the State of Sonora and the Anti-corruption Prosecutor of the State of Sonora (Fiscalía Anticorrupción del Estado de Sonora), where an investigation report was opened on May 5 of this year.
Previously, the commissioner has been denounced for non-compliance with requirements to occupy the post, corruption, threats from Aguapretenses citizens, his performance has also been questioned due to the increase in home robberies and assaults with violence in the municipality.
In addition, the commissioner does not comply with the Code of Ethics of the Municipal City Council since he maintains an address in Douglas, Arizona on the other side of the international border.
Despite all the accusations, Mayor Jesús Alfonso Montaño Durazo has always come to the defense of the commissioner who was appointed by his government.