Local August 31, 2017 | 9:32 pm

Dominican Republic Police chief is linked to a German’s murder

Ney Bautista.

Puerto Plata.- The new National Police director Ney Bautista, was one of the officers punished for several crimes committed by police officers during an unauthorized raid in Sosúa, where in 2012 a German citizen was murdered, a Haitian was injured and over RD$60.0 million vanished.

President Danilo Medina last night designated Bautista, who was head of Criminal Investigations (DITEL) when on October 17, 2012, officers conducted the questioned raid on several residences in the La Mulata III gated community in Sosúa, in which German national Peter Ebert Demetrick was shot and killed and the Haitian Rigaud Frere severely wounded.

Three safes “with more than 60 million pesos, jewels and other valuable objects” disappeared in the illegal raid by police.

Moreover, on August 5, 2013, then National Police chief José Armando Polanco Gómez confirmed the punishment of three generals for the raid: Ney Aldrin Bautista, Máximo Báez Aybar and Pablo Almonte Morales.

In the confusing incident, 17 National Police officers took part, including three brigadier generals and two colonels, who were punished for the “disappearance” of three safes with the money which was never recovered.

The investigation was conducted during the tenure of police chief Manuel Castro Castillo.

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