Police vs. youth in a basketball “chance” in a London neighborhood – El Heraldo de Chihuahua
The challenge was straightforward: Police Commissioner Julio Cesar Salas Gonzalez and some members of the special groups turned around to see each other for approval and the response was immediate: “We’re in!” ; It all happened on a Wednesday afternoon at the park known as La Burrita, where Operation 24 Hours in your Neighborhood took place.
The challenge was launched by the youngsters who “thrown the ball” onto the field at 37 and Gistinianni Street, in the London borough. After accepting the friendly duel, the exotic dance of tennis, boots and tactical boots was not long in coming. Some took advantage of the lightness of their shirts, while others fought against them and their tactical jackets.
For a while, the ranks and orders to be carried out were forgotten among the team led by the police chief. It was not easy for the locals, the officers were helped by the fact that the neighborhood meeting was already going to begin, but in the end fun, coexistence and the whole community won.
“Because that’s what it’s all about, to win the trust of the citizens, to foster closeness and to improve their perception of us, which is better when it comes to young people,” said Commissioner Salas at the end of the confrontation.
Operation “24 Hours in Your Neighborhood” was carried out from 07:00 on Wednesday until 7:00 on Thursday, with more than 60 operations and arrests in favor of the densely populated neighborhood with the intervention of different areas of the General Directorate of the Municipality. Security, coordinated by the Vice Administrative and Legal Directors, respectively, Luis Terrazas Fraga and Jorge Aragon Gutierrez, with the aim of involving all employees of the company in the work of social proximity.
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Before the end of the meeting with the residents of the Strip, in which Commissioner Julio Cesar Salas attended directly to each of them, the teenagers who continued to utter the word “Casarita” at the customers assembled there, shouted: “Whenever you will, some challenges are waiting for you!!”, thus agreeing to an upcoming sporting event .