Local July 13, 2023 | 8:34 am

Dominican newspaper Diario Libre’s investigation will be part of a conference at Harvard on police violence

Santo Domingo.- The renowned Harvard University has chosen Diario Libre’s investigative piece titled “Lethal Patrol” to be featured in an esteemed international conference focused on addressing police violence. The conference, named “Resisting Police Violence: Global Strategies for Justice and Transformation,” is organized by the Program for Public Policy and Criminal Justice Management at the Harvard Kennedy School, under the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy.

The investigative work, conducted by journalists Tania Molina, Mariela Mejía, and Suhelis Tejero, sheds light on the numerous cases of civilian deaths caused by Dominican security agencies. The investigation uncovers that many of these incidents were not genuine exchanges of fire, as initially reported, but rather extrajudicial executions.

Scheduled to take place from September 14 to 16, 2023, at Harvard University in the United States, the conference aims to bring together activists, lawyers, journalists, and other members of civil society. The event seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas and highlight strategies and initiatives to combat police violence within local contexts.

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Paul Tierney
July 13, 2023 9:18 am

“La Soga”, a former police officer in Santiago was monstrous for his extrajudicial executions. He was executed in 2020. Call it karma.

bernie sierra
July 13, 2023 11:15 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Yeah, but he did got rid of a bunch of bad guys that because of him many lives were saved. Criminals lose their civil rights the minute that they commit crimes. No need to arrest them and send them to jail only to be free again to hurt more innocent people. I prefer them to be 6 feet under ground.