Young mom Marisol Valles Garcia was fired today from her job as police chief, after reportedly fleeing to the United States to escape death threats. Her predecessor was beheaded.
There are reports that the young female police chief is leaving Mexico to seek asylum in the US. The area has been marked by drug violence, including the murder of her predecessor.
Marisol Valles Garcia, a young woman named police chief of a Mexican border town gripped by drug violence, is garnering attention and promising a new approach.
Marisol Valles Garcia, a 20-year-old college student who was the only person willing to become police chief of the northern Mexico town of Praxedis G. Guerrero, says she plans to use a mostly female, unarmed force to patrol streets.