Raúl Gómez Mireles, investigating police of the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office, accused of committing forced disappearances against people who on June 5 protested the murder of Giovanni López at the hands of municipal police from Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, was released due to lack of evidence.
Judge José Luis Álvarez Pulido ordered the provisional suspension of the process against the member of the Public Prosecutor’s Office because the agent of the Public Ministry failed to prove the accusations against him since none of the victims identified him as their aggressor.
However, the judge imposed certain conditions on Gómez Mireles to return to his work in the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office, because for a year he will not be able to carry weapons, he will only have to perform administrative functions and is obliged to receive training in Human Rights.
Gómez Mireles and Commander Salvador Perea were arrested on Saturday, June 6, after the state governor, Enrique Alfaro, stated that he had ordered the arbitrary detentions that occurred a day earlier outside the Prosecutor’s Office and exempted the prosecutor from all responsibility. , Gerardo Octavio Solís Gómez.
That day, Alfaro even accepted that organized crime had infiltrated the Prosecutor’s Office and was trying to destabilize his government with facts like these:
“The reason for my main concern at this time is that the events of yesterday respond to an extremely worrying line of investigation: the possibility that the police command, the command of the Ministerial police and elements of that corporation that acted in this way That way, they could have done it by instructions from another source (…) Who gave the order and who gave the instruction?
“Obviously it was not the state prosecutor, we are certain of that; what we also have is the obligation to investigate if this order came from somewhere that has to do with criminal groups.”
From the day of the arrest of the two elements of the Prosecutor’s Office, their relatives indicated that both the prosecutor and the governor lied by ensuring that the elements acted on their own and assured that they were “scapegoats.”
Although Salvador Perea remains in preventive detention, it is known that his defense follows a strategy similar to the one that released Gómez Mireles.
Although it was possible to document that at least 15 elements of the Public Prosecutor’s Office acted in the arbitrary detentions that day, so far only these two police officers have been proceeded and the state government has asked the General Prosecutor’s Office to attract investigations.