Bernardino Hernández was severely beaten by Guerrero State Police in La Concepción, GR on January 7, 2018, and his cameras and memory sticks were stolen.
At the time, he was covering violent clashes between police and soldiers and members of an autodefensa force. Athough he identified himself as a journalist, the policemen shouted that they didn’t care who he works for and that they “would make him disappear” if he continued to take pictures.
Hernández is a photographer for AP and Cuartoscuro.
Spanish-language video story from VO Televisión here
Story from Borderland Beat: Photo Journalist Attacked by State Police in Guerrero
Spanish-language story by Alberto Durero Gijón in AlianzaTex: Acapulco agreden policías al fotoperiodista Bernardino Hernández
Spanish-language story in El Sol de Acapulco: Documenta ONU violaciones en los derechos humanos cometidos por policías estatales