U.S. cops help train Mexican officers to fight drug war
By Chris Hawley
SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico — U.S. Marshal Israel Barajas was going "rabbit" hunting.
Standing in a park in central Mexico, he and other trainers were teaching Mexican police cadets to tail a suspect -- a "rabbit" in police slang -- as part of an unprecedented effort to help Mexico in its crackdown on drug cartels. "Remember, I don't want you going out all in a big group," said Barajas, who is from Houston. He reminded the cadets they needed to watch out for their partners -- and would be pulled from the exercise if they failed.