CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Dozens of federal police officers assigned to fighting organized crime in this violent border city detained one of their superiors Saturday to protest alleged corruption.
The protesters complained that the commander had ordered the detention of another officer who had criticized him.
The demonstration in front of a hotel that houses some federal police offices led to a confrontation with other police officers supporting |the commander. Some blows were thrown, resulting in one officer reported injured.
The federal police headquarters in Mexico City said officials from the agency were going to Ciudad Juarez, which sits across the Rio Grande from El Paso to hear the protesters' complaints.
About 5,000 federal officers are deployed in Ciudad Juarez, which the government says is a battleground between the rival Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels.