Mexico says to investigate reports of police killings

April 20, 2015 11:49 PM

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Mexico says to investigate reports of police killings

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government said on Monday it would investigate reports that federal police killed 16 unarmed people in two attacks in January, the latest allegations to raise the specter of abuses by Mexican security forces.

The weekend reports in three media outlets on the Jan. 6 killings in the troubled western state of Michoacan contrasted with an account by the federal government that several of the deaths could have been caused by stray bullets in a gunfight.

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