Mexican president submits police reform bill, stripping power from local departments

December 5, 2014 1:56 AM

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Mexican president submits police reform bill, stripping power from local departments

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2011 file photo, municipal police officers leave a police station after the entire police force was disbanded and temporarily replaced with the Navy, as part of an effort to root out police corruption in Veracruz, Mexico. On Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto submitted a bill to Congress that would replace more municipal police, particularly in the states of Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Jalisco and Michoacan, with state police within two years. If passed, the rest of Mexico's 31 states would have presumably more time to implement the police reforms. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez, File) (The Associated Press)

MEXICO CITY – Mexico's most corruption-plagued municipal police forces would be replaced by state police within two years under a bill President Enrique Pena Nieto has submitted to Congress.

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