Local September 8, 2015 | 11:01 am

Top traffic cop threatens agents even after assaults, abuse

Santo Domingo.- MetropolitanTransit Authority (AMET) agents engaged in misconduct leading to loss of trustand respect from citizens or who accept gifts from motorists who violatetraffic law will be punished and fired, warned its director Frener Bello on Tuesday

The measure comes inthe heels of several incidents in which the traffic cops have been insulted andeven injured by mid level and senior officials, the most recent in Puerto Platalast week, where Industry and Commercedeputy minister Alfonso Crisostomo called them “beggars of chump change.”

"We won’ttolerate wrongdoing by any member to cause irreversible damage to the image ofthe AMET family, and I observe this situation with concern," the officialsaid.

He stressed that the agentsunder his command must act boldly, firmly, with decorum and without prejudiceto human and individual rights of citizens, "because our main mission as AMETmembers is to enforce law 241-67, in our capacity as true guardians of order, moralityand ethics."

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