Local October 8, 2021 | 4:18 pm

Chu Vásquez says at least 39,000 members of the National Police must be purged

Jesús Vásquez “Chu”

The institution of the National Police has received numerous attacks after the fateful death of architect Leslie Rosado last Saturday night.

Santo Domingo, DR.

The Minister of Interior and Police, Jesús Vásquez “Chu,” admitted that a purge must be carried out in the institution of order to identify those who are not performing their functions.

“We must achieve a deep cleansing of the 39,000 members (…) to ensure that there are no officials without police functions,” he said.

Taking the floor at the “International Seminar for the Exchange of Experiences in the Field of Police Reform,” Vásquez assured that “there will be no space” for those who do not carry out police work properly since it is the commitment of the ministry and President Luis Abinader.

In addition, he called on legislators to contribute with the reforms to laws necessary to change the institution’s situation.

Vásquez announced that he would attend following Monday the Permanent Commission of Interior and Police of the Chamber of Deputies to talk about various points associated with the transformation of the National Police.


The institution has received numerous attacks after the fateful death of the architect Leslie Rosado last Saturday night while she was on her way to her residence with her youngest daughter.

Last Thursday, the request for a year of preventive detention as a measure of coercion against Corporal Janli Disla Batista, accused of murdering the young woman with several shots, was announced.

The procedure occurred behind closed doors, where the defendants and relatives of the victim were present.

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Tom Grace
October 8, 2021 6:58 pm

Perhaps it is the English translation, but 39,000 members of the police force being ‘purged’ is nonsense. What needs to change is the management; and the attitude of the 50% of Dominicans that are wealthy vs the 50% that are poor. No one is asking the question why the lady that was killed did not stop after hitting a family on a motorcycle. Why is that not being discussed ? Are the rich are never at fault ?

October 8, 2021 8:30 pm
Reply to  Tom Grace

This story is very convoluted indeed…many pieces need to be clarified…

October 8, 2021 11:10 pm

Teach them how to think ?… impossible task…

October 8, 2021 11:12 pm

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jose Vargas
October 10, 2021 5:14 pm

Why is it so hard for some to understand that a police officer—even in the case here where the architect allegedly crashed into his vehicle and didn’t stop—cannot is not authorized to act like Both Judge and Executioner.