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Smuggler tells U.S. jury he paid off ex-Mexico security chief

Describing meetings at a car wash and a smuggler's country house, a onetime drug trafficker testified Monday that he paid a former cabinet-level Mexican security official millions of dollars for help that included U.S. government information about a huge cocaine shipment in Mexico.

Mexico's Secretary of Public Safety Genaro Garcia Luna attends a press conference on the sidelines of an American Police Community meeting in Mexico City, Oct. 8, 2010. A onetime drug trafficker testified Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, that he paid Mexico’s former top security official millions of dollars for help that included U.S. government information about a huge cocaine shipment in Mexico. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols death

Two more Memphis police officers have been disciplined and three emergency responders fired in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, officials said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for the shocking display of police brutality after video showed many more people failed to help him beyond the five officers accused of beating him to death.

A group of demonstrators protest outside a police precinct in response to the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers, in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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