MONTERREY, Mexico – Four teenagers say police in a northern Mexican town spray-painted their hair, shoes and buttocks to teach them not to paint graffiti on public property.
Emilio Alfaro of Nuevo Leon state's Human Rights Commission said Thursday the youths have filed a complaint alleging that police in Guadalupe slapped, kicked and painted them with spray cans after detaining them for vandalism.
The youths are aged between 14 and 16. They presented paint-stained shoes and photos of their painted heads as evidence.
Guadelupe's police department says several officers have been suspended while the matter is being investigated.
The youths were fined more than $200 before being released on Tuesday.
Guadalupe is outside the city of Monterrey.