The mother of a victim of a firefight with federal forces on May 22, 2015, lights a candle at the warehouse where her son was killed in a ranch in Tanhuato, state of Michoacan, Mexico, June 28, 2016.REUTERS/Frank Jack Daniel
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Discrepancies plague the official account of a deadly assault last year in which Mexican police allegedly executed 22 suspected gang members, burned bodies, manipulated the crime scene and tortured survivors, newly revealed details show.The incident described by the CNDH represents one of the most egregious rights violations by security forces in Mexico's dark decade of drug violence, a menacing mix of murder, cover-ups and ineptitude.Only one policeman died in the fight, in which police apparently attacked the cartel as they slept. The 696-page report presents a grim laundry list of apparent malfeasance by the police, who were smarting from a series of painful JNG cartel attacks in the weeks leading up to the May 22 incident.The CNDH interviewed the three men who were arrested in jail, where they recounted how police beat them and threatened to shoot them.
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