Local December 21, 2015 | 3:25 pm

Police violate citizens’ constitutional rights: Ombudsman

Santo Domingo.- Ombudsman Zoila Martinez on Monday said this year the National Police has violated the citizens’ constitutional rights, prompting her agency to often intervene on their behalf.

"The National Police cannot violate the rights of citizens enshrined in the Constitution of the Dominican Republic," the official said.

She said she has informed the chief of police on alleged mistreatment of citizens who took part in the-called "human chain" protests, in which videos show agents dousing pepper spray and dragging people, a police practice she affirms was barred as a result.

Medina spoke after an activity of the Office of the Ombudsman with employees and officials, to mark the National Day of the Ombudsman.

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