An article in El Diario states that Sonia Tapia and her son
have left Juarez. The boy is in a hospital in El Paso and the family
does not plan to return to Juarez, in part due to fear of reprisals.
The article says that many other victims of violence would like to
leave Mexico but are unable to. Sonia Tapia and her son are US
Juarez police officers investigated after shooting at American motherand child
Posted in Children, Ciudad Juárez, El Paso, Human Rights abuses, Police brutality
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Sonia Tapia has been released by the Fiscalia after nearly 48 hours in
custody. The link is about 18 minutes of a press conference she
gave in Juarez.
The child shot and seriously injured by municipal police on Monday in
Juarez is a US citizen as is his mother, Sonia Tapia Cisneros. The
police say they attempted to stop Tapia’s vehicle, she says that she
kept driving because she feared she was being carjacked. After the
child was shot and wounded, the police detained Tapia, but apparently
drove around for 4 hours before formally charging her with a crime.
According to the article she is still in custody and charged with
attempted murder. She has not been allowed to see her son who has had
multiple surgeries on his arms, abdomen and hip. He will probably be
disabled for life. Sonia Tapia is a school teacher and is the
director of the private Issac Newton school in Juarez. According to
the article, the US Consulate has been called in to help the mother
and son leave the country.
The two police officers involved in the shooting of the child and the
arrest of Ms. Tapia are also under investigation.
So, far, I have not seen anything in the El Paso press about this
Policías balean a su hijo …y todavía la acusan
Balean policías a maestra y a su hijo en Juárez; ambos son ciudadanos de EU