Cops on Hook for Fatal Mexico Stampede
12 dead after police drug raid sparks nightclub panic
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2008 1:36 PM CDT
Relatives mourn the death of Alejandro Piedra, 14, in Mexico City, Saturday, June 21, 2008. Piedra died Friday after a police raid triggered a stampede inside a nightclub in Mexico City.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Mexico City has suspended the cops who triggered a nightclub stampede that left twelve dead on Friday, CNN reports. Responding to reports of alcohol and drugs sold to minors, the police sparked a riot when the raid was announced. Police made "serious errors" in the operation, Mexico City's mayor said, but club owners "acted with evident irresponsibility and outside the law."