Crime and Violence

Soldiers Kill Public Ministry Agent

According to El Universal, soldiers of the Mexican army bombarded an agent of the Federal Public Ministry with bullets after a chase that led to confrontation. Up to the time this article was published on Tuesday November 3rd, no official version of the occurrence of events was available. The spokesman of the Joint Operations Chihuahua, Enrique Torres, stated that they are figuring out the early inquiries and that through the course of tomorrow morning they will deliver details of what happened.

The spokesman limited his remarks to the identification of the person killed as Miguel Ángel Meneses Maciel. According to early versions, at around 2:00am Meneses and his chauffer circled avenida Tecnologico, at the top of Calle Juan Escuita. They were then approached by two white pick-up trucks without logos and manned by masked soldiers.

Because they did not identify that the individuals in the trucks were soldiers, they thought they were being ambushed and fled. The chase began moving towards the north, where the road ends in Ciudad Juarez. Once outside of the urban area they were reached and began a confrontation in which the Public Ministry agent lost his life.

Miguel Ángel Meneses Maciel had 15 years of experience working in the Attorney General’s office and had been working at the headquarters of the corporation in Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, Hermosillo, and in Chihuahua since 2008. In Tijuana he held the position as federal public prosecutor to investigate attacks on journalists.


El Universal. “Soldados matan a agente del Ministerio Público.” El Universal, November 3, 2009.

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