Mexico City - Three detectives in Mexico have been fired after a video was posted online that showed two boys being slapped around as police interrogated them about stealing a cellphone.
The two boys appeared to be between 13 and 16 years old. One cried as he was alternately slapped and punched. He eventually implicated his companion in the theft.
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The prosecutors' office in the western state of Jalisco said Tuesday that a chief detective, a detective and a head guard had been fired for the abuse.
The office said the video was made on May 12. The boys were apparently charged in juvenile court.
The office said the detectives could face charges of torture.