Mexico rights body to bring criminal complaint against top cops over jailing of Frenchwoman

Mexico's top human rights body says it is bringing a criminal complaint against former and current high-ranking law enforcement officials in the case of a Frenchwoman freed after seven years detention on kidnapping charges.

The National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday that it will deliver a complaint to prosecutors this week against four former police commanders and 17 officers for abuse of authority in the case of Florence Cassez. She was released in January after the Supreme Court found numerous violations of her rights.

Commission director Raul Plascencia says a former head of the federal police could be one of the targets of the complaint.

Cassez was paraded before TV cameras after her arrest and forced to participate in a televised reenactment of her capture.