Local August 2, 2012 | 2:15 pm

Pass reform or expect more crime, Police Chief warns

Santo Domingo.- National Police chief Jose Polanco warned that the failure to adopt the police reform would weaken the institution’s doctrine and increase crime, to more than 80 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

Polanco’s statements comes one day after National District prosecutor Yeni B. Reynoso and Olga Dina Llaverías, of Santo Domingo province, affirmed that the reform seeks to create a monopoly.

He stressed that the institution’s concern is for the country and society, noting that in many countries there are as many as 40 kidnappings a day because in his view police doctrine was weakened or changed five years ago.

"If Dominican society wants that same situation in eight or 10 years well then, let’s see what society will do, we’ll be respectful and just wait and see what happens," Polanco said, acknowledging however that the police have no right to discuss the issue, in which Congress has the final word.

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