Local November 21, 2013 | 4:18 pm

More Police officers fired, forced to retire amid purge for misconduct

Santo Domingo.- The National Police Council on Thursday recommended the firing forced retirement of a Lieutenant Colonel, eight first lieutenants and five second lieutenants for their alleged connection with illicit activities, the latest group in a purge of agents that began several weeks ago.

Lt. Col. Julio Antonio Hernández Melo heads the group of officers facing dishonorable discharged and/ or forced retirement, in the wake of Police Internal Affairs probe which found misconduct when he ordered the release of a suspect arrested in Santiago charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

The first and second lieutenants face similar sanctions for violations ranging from protecting narcotics traffickers to beating criminals as part of drug shakedowns and desertion.


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