Juarez police chief: "No safe place in Mexico for me"
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:54:49 AM MST
Even though the city is making a slow turnaround, Leyzaola is not without critics. In the past 20 months, he has been the target of two assassination attempts and accused of human-rights abuses.
"They (human rights organizations) have never given me the right to respond," he said. He said his job is to fight crime and in doing so, he has become "the bad guy of the movie." Leyzaola's job will end Oct. 10 - something he is looking forward to. "You don't know how big the responsibility of sitting here is," he said. "I don't know how many people would like to be here, but when the time to give my resignation comes, it will be a very happy day for me."