Authorities in Mexico City replace hundreds of federal police officers after airport shootout in June

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by ANGELA KOCHERGA / KVUE News

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Posted on August 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 20 at 11:01 PM

KVUE Border Bureau followed two stories out of Mexico.

Weeks after a shootout at Mexico City's International Airport, authorities replaced every one of the hundreds of federal police who worked there.

Back in June, police working with cocaine smugglers opened fire on their fellow officers inside the airport. Three of them died.

Now all 350 officers posted at that airport have been reassigned. 

Their replacements went through what federal police call a "double" background check.

Angela Kocherga has the story.

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