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Mexican police chief implicated in attack against female reporter

September 12, 2014
The brutal assault left Karla Silva in hospital with cerebral edema and problems with her vision.

The brutal assault left Karla Silva in hospital with cerebral edema and problems with her vision.

Mexican authorities are searching for a municipal police chief who was allegedly responsible for the savage beating of a 24-year-old female reporter in the central state of Guanajuato last week.

Nicasio Aguirre Guerrero, head of the police department in the city of Silao, stands accused of hiring three men to assault local reporter Karla Silva at the offices of El Heraldo de León newspaper on September 4.

Two suspected culprits were arrested on September 11 and Guanajuato Attorney General Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre told the press there was substantial evidence indicating that the police chief “orchestrated it and hired these people to carry out the attack.”

Having evaded arrest that morning, Aguirre is now considered a fugitive from justice. Silao Mayor Solís Arzola is also being investigated and faces questioning over the attack…

Click here to read this story in full over at Latin Correspondent.

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