About 300 police officers have complied with the requirements to retire but are still working while 200 widows whose husbands had died in the last couple years are still waiting for pension benefits.

Police Federation of Baja California President Alejandro Monreal told La Voz newspaper 60 of those cops waiting for retirement are from Mexicali.

Recently, the Federation and the state signed an agreement to provide retirement to 13 correctional officers.

“Unfortunately, the state has not ever protected its cops. They die and were forgotten while their families were left unprotected,” Monreal said. “It’s sad that they (state authorities) turned their heads to see the wall than to the people inside.”

According to the federation president retired correctional officers are expected to get paid between $800 and $850 per month in disability pension that will be inherited to the family, additional to free healthcare services.

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