After brazen attacks cops get morale boost
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s National Police on Friday received a much-needed shot of morale from Justice minister Francisco Dominguez, as well National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) chief, Julio Cesar Souffront
The statement by the officials come in the heels of a wave of brazen attacks on police agents, in which National Police 2nd Lt. Carmen Torres Baez was the latest fatal victim.
Dominguez said he agrees with Defense minister Sigfrido Pared who on Wednesday called for a sort of amnesty for law enforcement agents who kill suspects while on duty.
"I don’t think any police agent should be killed by a criminal, and that’s a reality," said Dominguez at a mass to mark the DNCD’s 26th anniversary.
The official noted however that if investigators find that an agent exceeds established procedures while fighting crime, they’ll be subject to charges.
For his part, Souffront said “rather than charge them, on the contrary, they should be recognized.”