Mexican police commander charged with homicide in deadly night club raid

The police commander who led a botched raid on a Mexico City nightclub will be charged with 12 counts of homicide, one for each person who died in the crush at the bar's entrance, prosecutors said Wednesday. City Attorney General Rodolfo Felix Cardenas said his office is bringing the charges against precinct commander Guillermo Zayas for failing to halt Friday's mismanaged raid, in which one group of police tried to force youths out of the club while another blocked the exit to prevent them from leaving. The club patrons, mainly minors, were caught in the middle. Nine of them were crushed or asphyxiated near the club's narrow entrance, along with three police officers. The youngest victim was 13.