Omar García Harfuch
Omar García Harfuch
Omar Hamid García Harfuch
February 25, 1982
|Employer||Mexico City government|
|Title||Head of police|
Omar Hamid García Harfuch (Cuernavaca, Morelos, February 25, 1982) is a police officer and employee of the Mexico City government. Since October 4, 2019 he has been Mexico City's head of police, officially secretario de Seguridad Ciudadana de la Ciudad de México in the government of Claudia Sheinbaum.
Omar García Harfuch was born in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos, on February 25, 1982. He is the son of Javier García Paniagua, a prominent Mexican politician of the 1960s and 1970s who ran for the Mexican presidency in 1981 and Maria Sorté an actress best known for her appearance in Mexicano hasta las cachas and a number of telenovelas in the 1990s and 2000s  He is also the grandson of Marcelino García Barragán, a Mexican revolutionary, governor of Jalisco and the minister of defense under Gustavo Díaz Ordaz and during the Tlatelolco Massacre.
He has a degree in laws from the Universidad Continental and has a degree in public security from Universidad del Valle de México. He also has taken special security courses at Harvard University and with the FBI.
On June 26, 2020 at 06:38 local time, he suffered an attempt on his life in the middle of Paseo de la Reforma, one of the most prominent streets in Mexico City. This was attributed to the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación. He was wounded but survived.  However, two of his bodyguards died, as well as a woman that happened to be walking by. 12 of his attackers were detained by the police. This attack made national and international headlines because up till that point, drug cartels had limited their violence to surrounding areas, and hardly ever operated in Mexico City itself.
In the media
- Ferri, Pablo (11 October 2019). "Claroscuros del nuevo jefe de policía de Ciudad de México". El País. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- "¿Quien es Omar García Harfuch, el jefe de la policía capitalina?". El Universal. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- Hernández, Eduardo (26 June 2020). "Sufre atentado secretario de Seguridad de CDMX, Omar García Harfuch: Sheinbaum". El Universal. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- "Salí de cirugía, estoy bien: García Harfuch". Proceso. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- Pantoja, Sara (26 June 2020). "Atentado a García Harfuch dejó dos policías y una mujer muertos y 12 detenidos". Proceso. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- Atentado contra Omar García Harfuch: lo que se sabe del ataque contra el jefe de la policía de CDMX, según la Fiscalía
- Mexico City security chief injured in shooting and 3 others killed
- Quién es Omar García Harfuch y por qué fue objetivo de un atentado de violencia sin precedentes en Ciudad de México
- La vida familiar de María Sorté y Omar García Harfuch: cuando la actriz posó con sus hijos en una revistaLa actriz accedió a mostrar parte de su vida privada en una publicación
- Mexico City police chief Omar García Harfuch injured in assassination attempt blames
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