Local October 3, 2021 | 10:30 am

Police say it was an off-duty corporal who killed architect Leslie Rosado

Architect Leslie Rosado

Santo Domingo, DR

According to the National Police, an off-duty corporal killed architect Leslie Rosado on Saturday night in the vicinity of Boca Chica.

According to a preliminary report, Corporal Janli Disla Batista, 30 years old, was traveling with his wife and children on a motorcycle when around 7:30 pm, he was hit in the back by Leslie Rosado, who was driving a white Mercedes Benz GLE 450.

The document says that Disla’s family was left lying on the pavement while the architect did not stop on the spot, so the agent enlisted the help of another person to pursue the vehicle.

Disla and his companion caught up with the architect in the vicinity of Duarte Street in Boca Chica, and it was there where he stopped her, knocking several times on the driver’s side window with his service weapon.

This document indicates that the corporal had not “realized” that his weapon was off-safety, and “under these circumstances he fired the shot that caused the death of the architect.”

Rosado was on her way from celebrating her father’s birthday to her residence in the National District.

The news of her death has caused great anger and outrage throughout Dominican society, which has been expressed on social networks from the moment it occurred, with several users referring to the case of the pastor couple shot in Villa Altagracia for an alleged “confusion” at the hands of National Police patrols.

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alfredo hidalgo
October 3, 2021 12:59 pm

Stop allowing off duty cops to have their weapon…use only on duty…

October 5, 2021 12:27 am

I wish you understood this was not about off duty cops. This was cops making a living with goverment resources and power games

October 3, 2021 2:26 pm

It’s very saddening that lives were lost in this unfortunate incident. Taking a step back and risking an opinion ahead of having all the facts at hand, it seems like yet another case of an entitled rich Dominican taking a steaming dump on top of a less fortunate member of society and trying to avoid responsibility. Everybody seems to hate each other these days.

A highly deplorable incident that tarnishes the reputation of this lovely Caribbean island paradise.

October 3, 2021 4:10 pm
Reply to  Yawn

You are absolutely right! A rich spoiled girl thought she was above the law and didn’t stop after hitting the moto. Did she deserve to die, no. Did she bring it onto herself, yes.

Giuliana batlle
October 3, 2021 5:09 pm
Reply to  XXX

Shut the fuck up honestly

October 4, 2021 9:50 am

Hey crybaby all she had to do was stop

janette diaz
October 4, 2021 2:56 pm
Reply to  Grosero

It’s easy for people here to just say stop but unfortunately, these accidents are often too many times planned out by motorists to rob people. They abruptly slow down so they can get hit and force drivers to stop. Has happened to a few family members. So hence, why a female would be reluctant to stop especially late at night. Before people start making judgements and assumptions know the current criminal situation in Dominican Republic. It’s pretty bad. I don’t think it had to do with her being rich but more of the fear of having to stop on a dark street, to a stranger. I am not saying that what she did was right but in that moment, it’s hard to say as a female what any of us would do, knowing how bad the crime is in the country.

October 4, 2021 4:35 pm
Reply to  janette diaz

Well tell her don’t drink and drive. So don’t stop because your a female. But cause harm to people and because your female it ok keep driving. It called hit and run. And leaving the scene of and accident and she was and attorney. And so the poor family is just laid out on the highway with fear and possibly injuries. She might of been to drunk to know she even hit them

October 5, 2021 12:29 am
Reply to  Ken

Omg guys. If you are not dominican I wish the tick they were trying to play on here dont dont play it on you next. Because when you stop. You may be the next

Roberto Tavarez
February 17, 2022 9:50 am
Reply to  Ken

It was proven that the national police report was a lied, the lady architect did not hit the corporal’s motorcycle it was the corporal who hit her SUV from behind trying to simulate a accident so he could rob her.To hint that the lady was drinking was just another lied and her daughter that was seating next to her was the best witness to prove that the corporal it’s a mugger.

October 4, 2021 4:29 pm
Reply to  Grosero

If she stopped she was gonna be killed either way. She knows her county. The people take the law into their own hands and a cop on a bike with his whole family. Gonna feels he has the rights to retaliation

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Roberto Tavarez
February 17, 2022 9:52 am
Reply to  Ken

It was proved that the corporal was riding by himself, and that he was trying to mug the lady.

October 5, 2021 12:28 am
Reply to  XXX

She is not a rich spoiled girl. And this was not an accident. If you are not dominica. And you dont know what is happening please find real information and be informed before judgement.

Voice of Reason
October 3, 2021 8:35 pm
Reply to  Yawn

Yawn, why do you think she was rich? What makes you think that? Did you know her personally?

October 3, 2021 11:48 pm

Mercedes GLE450 is the first clue

October 4, 2021 4:36 pm
Reply to  Frank

Hahahahahaha. She doing 1000 time better than your tipical Dominican

Yajaira Franco
October 3, 2021 8:40 pm
Reply to  Yawn

I totally agree with you! She probably didn’t even know if she had killed that guy’s family, she probably thought she was going to get away with it “poor rich girl” she didn’t deserve to die but Karma is a bitch!

October 4, 2021 7:08 am
Reply to  Yajaira Franco

You forgot that she was pregnant and left others 3 kids without mother. Why so much hate just because maybe she was rich. Damn!!!

October 4, 2021 4:42 pm
Reply to  Luis

No body is rich in Dominican Republic it a 3rd world mess. And she know how the culture and behavior of the people. It a mob justice system still in works. Her problem is she did not drive fast enough if that was her plan to drive away. Maybe she was going to the police station or driving to a safer location

Roberto Tavarez
February 17, 2022 10:04 am
Reply to  Luis

It was proved that the corporal was riding by himself and that he was trying to mugg the lady and that’s why he is in jail right now.

Aleciram Johnson
October 4, 2021 11:11 am
Reply to  Yajaira Franco

You are an idiot. An immature idiot. All of you are. Her status has nothing to do with what happened. So stop freaking bringing up that she was rich. Yes she should stop, but I don’t buy the lies of this man that he didn’t realize that his weapon was off safety…..SMH really? He was enraged, I don’t blame him but there was NO NEED to shoot her. None at all. Instead of following her he could stay with his family to make sure they were not severely injured, but no, he decided to follow her. He knew he would kill her.

October 4, 2021 4:47 pm

That is the Dominican way. He did what he was thought. You hit me I hit you. He was a cop how many people you think he rough up before. He is a cop license to kill. So what you doing pulling a gun. She had no weapon. He knew what he was doing? It a coconut mind mentality. Great people when everyone is smiling but when they not smiling… Someone is gonna get hurt

October 4, 2021 4:39 pm
Reply to  Yajaira Franco

The Family died… Waoooooo. Well that why…. Dominican police is a pure terrorist group. Just there to mistreat and threaten Dominicans and steal from the tourist. She knew she was gonna be killed.

Nelson v
October 4, 2021 10:15 am
Reply to  Yawn

I understand your point but judging the way motoritas drive in dr, I wouldn’t be surprised the motorista did something to provoke the incident

October 4, 2021 4:50 pm
Reply to  Nelson v

Yeah but does not appear to be much traffic. She still needs to keep good space. I will guess she may have nodded off for a moment on the phone. Something distracted her. Not gonna but this on the motor. She came from a party she surely had something to drink. And became a little tired. It just unfortunate.

October 5, 2021 10:42 am
Reply to  Yawn

The daughter of the architect whom was in the vehicle came forward with the actual story that the police tried to cover up so please do your research before typing none sense.

October 3, 2022 11:45 am
Reply to  Yawn

Somos Pueblo shares audio where the father of the victim mentions details that corroborate the speculation that the police agent had been contracted to kill the young architect.

Alexander Scarpechi
October 3, 2021 3:27 pm

There was so many wrongs in this story. There is blame to be shared on both sides. The article didn’t give the family’s condition that was on the motorcycle. If they were killed I don’t know how rational I would’ve been in the heat of the moment.

Voice of Reason
October 3, 2021 8:43 pm

Alexander, the article does say that “According to a preliminary report, Corporal Janli Disla Batista, 30 years old, was traveling with his wife and children on a motorcycle, agent enlisted the help of another person to pursue the vehicle” 1) so if his family was hurt won’t it make sense for you to first attend to your family; instead of pursuing a vehicle? 2) why would you be in a motorcycle with wife and children? How many children are we talking about? 3) why did he have his weapon drawn in hand? 4) His true intentions was to kill her.. 5) Little did he know that he kill two people because she was pregnant with a baby boy.. Now you will need to pay for two life’s.

October 4, 2021 5:00 pm

Well the largest form of transportation in DR is motor and he just happened to be on a motor with family. Many do it all the time. It called road rage. And low level mentality 90 percent of the people will go after the car if they can. He is a cop he makes a living chasing people. This was normal for him. When the Dominican mind is passed go there is no return. He was pass go.Je did not a woman he saw a thug a criminal. And he took matters into his own hand.. He pulling a gun on a woman that has no weapon and probably could not hurt a fly. So did he must of fired into the window

October 4, 2021 4:53 pm

Dominican are people that are waiting for something to go wrong all the time to complain. And to lose control. That is the only thing they know. Something going wrong, someone to fight, some to complain. That is how the live is set up.

October 4, 2021 9:07 am

Camera footage was just released, she didn’t hit anyone, he and his buddies were chasing her down.

October 4, 2021 9:59 am
Reply to  Ash

She actually did hit another car. And yes they were chasing her beforehand. That’s how they were able catch up to her and kill her

Ariel veloz
October 4, 2021 2:27 pm
Reply to  Sandy

She was being chased by a off duty officier on a motorcycle , your first instinct is to think youre going to get robbed mind you most of the robberies in the streets are done by cops ?‍♂️ they was for sure trying to rob her

October 4, 2021 5:01 pm
Reply to  Ash


October 4, 2021 1:45 pm

He could take plate number, report it the accident it was a hit and run… also in DR is dangerous stop after you hit someone, because sometimes people do it in purpose to assault other people… she was a pregnant woman with a daughter in her car, she was afraid to stop…. anyway there was not an excused to kill her or anybody….

J. Martinez
October 4, 2021 2:19 pm

It was a hold-up from the cops. This is not new in DR. I experience this before. They hit you and then rob you.

October 5, 2021 12:25 am

If you are not dominican you would never understand that in DR there is not hit and run. If you ever get bumped by any vehicle dont stop you better go to the closest police department to save your life and say what happen or even wait till they find you because most likely they created that scenario to ask for money because you feel guilty or to robe you. Yes the police. This is old ticks gone wrong. This is not the first time this is just the time when it went really wrong

October 5, 2021 8:54 am

The story reads she hit him and his family in her white mercedes.. then drove off. she did not deserve to die. But many indigent people in the Dominican Republic are hit and left to die .
She hit him and his family and drove off.
She did not pull over to offer her help or to contact an ambulance.
If this was his family that had died it would not have made national news porque alla solo vale el rico. el pobre no vale.

October 5, 2021 12:55 pm

Police is covering for this “off duty cop”, it’s very irresponsible to say it was a hit and run when a case is still under investigation, they are not taking in account that the witness, her daughter, has another recollection of the facts where she stated that they were hit by them. Any how, it is common knowledge this tactics to rob you, they create it to ask for money, in the best of the scenarios or rob you and kill you. They target this type of vehicles, It has happen to family members there and if it’s a real situation you get a whole mob and your safety is in danger. If you don’t live there, you don’t know what you are saying! You never stop at that time of the night, at that location! I wouldn’t do it either, you have to go to the police station for your safety. She did right, I’ll say it again, I would have done the same!

JP Roche, Inc
October 6, 2021 11:08 am

I don’t understand the logic here?? First how did she deserve it!! The ignorance here is crazy, if his kids and wife are on the floor my first priority is them, my family to help them. Call ambulance, then call police dept for assistance. Who in there right mind calls someone to help him chase her and leaves their family lying on the pavement!! Was this person he called magically appear?? This whole story doesn’t make sense?? Your Police Department is corrupt!! Either there was a hit on her or they where robbing her. Anyone here trying to justify HIM is an idiot!!

October 8, 2021 3:53 pm

He clipped her car first, hopping that she’ll stop…she didn’t…he chased her down …This was ordered hit…

October 9, 2021 6:38 pm

This cop knew what he was doing. Who will go chasing after sometime and hit the glass with the gun. The cop did eye for an eye , tooth for a tooth. Both Guilty. The cop should not be toying with his gun to intimidate the driver.

October 19, 2021 7:32 pm

These days, is best to drive far away from other vehicles, and be very careful, too many imbeciles that don’t have the b@lls to not use a gun for everything, wanna be bad asses…

Roberto Tavarez
June 16, 2022 7:39 am

All the opinions giving JUSTIFICATION to the execution of this young architect went down the drain when videos proved that he was riding alone and that he was the one who bumped her vehicle trying to force to stop so he could robb the woman who was riding with her 16 years old daughter.

Caroline Betancourt
January 14, 2023 12:30 pm

This was no accident.