The Public Safety Secretariat should take the necessary measures to make whole a citizen tortured by the Federal Police in 2011, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said.
A review of evidence in the case indicates that there is sufficient cause to certify "violations of the rights to liberty, personal safety, dignified treatment, legal and juridical security," the CNDH, Mexico's equivalent of an ombudsman's office, said.
The unidentified man was arrested on May 23, 2011, in Mexico City by a group of Federal Police officers as he drove to work.
The officers were not in an official vehicle and alleged that the man was the subject of an arrest warrant.
The officers forced the man to get out of his vehicle at gunpoint, put him in their SUV and "started hitting him in the back," the CNDH said.
The man was taken to an unidentified house and "once again beaten and burned in the chest and left arm with an incandescent object," the CNDH said.
The officers ordered him to give a statement to prosecutors and "admit that he participated in different crimes," with "reprisals to be taken against his family" if he failed to do as instructed, the CNDH said.
The Federal Police officers handed the 36-year-old victim over to prosecutors and he filed a complaint with the CNDH the next day. EFE