A former Mexican federal police officer who was accused of torturing suspects during an investigation has turned himself in, authorities confirmed on Friday, Reuters reported.
Carlos Gomez Arrieta had previously supervised the Federal Ministerial Police at the time of the 2014 kidnapping and apparent murder of 43 student teachers at Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College. He has been sentenced to an arrest warrant since March.
Gomez is accused of “probable participation” in the torture and forced disappearance of some people questioned in the investigation. The UN Human Rights Office also accused the authorities of torturing dozens of people linked to the investigation.
He previously denied the torture allegations, Reuters reported. He resigned late last year after being identified in a video that appeared to show officials torturing a suspect.
“We hope that … it can also tell you where the children are and who else was involved in their disappearance,”
Investigators found a bone fragment from one of the teaching students in July. Prior to the discovery, the remains of only one of the teaching students had been identified by officials, according to the outlet.