Friday, September 12, 2008
The federal government's Secretariat of Public Security is at the center of a controversy thanks to the revelation that one of the kidnappers of Fernando Martí, Lorena González, was a federal police officer. An undersecretary then denied that fact, but as contradictory evidence mounted, Secretary Genaro García Luna admitted that it was true a couple of days ago. The presence of a supposedly vetted federal officer in such a high-profile crime is a huge blow to the Secretariat's prestige, but García Luna says that there won't be any heads rolling as a result. It's especially damaging in that it involves not just inefficacy but dishonesty.