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Haiti - FLASH: 5 police officers dismissed for indiscipline, attack on the honor of the PNH and acts of vandalism
19/02/2020 09:12:47

Haiti - FLASH:  5 police officers dismissed for indiscipline, attack on the honor of the PNH and acts of vandalism
Following the regrettable excesses that occurred Monday, February 17, during the police demonstration in Pétion-ville and on the Champ-de-Mars where Molotov cocktails were launched on several stands intended for the festivities of the National Carnival 2020, as announced in the declaration of the Prime Minister Lapin https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30060-haiti-politic-incidents-of-champ-de-mars-declaration-of-the-prime-minister-ai-lapin.html the sanctions have started falling on the police offciers.

Rameau Normil Director General a.i. of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) confirmed at a press conference on Tuesday that sanctions have been taken against police officers affected by the events. This is the dismissal of 5 police officers: three Agents II: Yanick Joseph, leader who advocated a union within the PNH, belson Gros-Nègre and Gédéon Mombrun, an Agent I Yens Lamarre and an inspector Jean Elder Monday.

Rameau Normil explained "The National Police is governed by the internal regulations. According to the provisions of the latter, any behavior which undermines the honor of the institution is subject to an investigation by the General Inspectorate, which, afterwards, will make recommendations to the Director General. In this specific case, we have made arrangements to approve the IGPNH recommendations. The revocations are confirmed" stating "These police officers are not dismissed because they demanded a union, they have the right to demand better working conditions. They were dismissed for indiscipline, attack on the honor of the institution and act of vandalism."

PNH officials say other police could face similar fate following ongoing investigations

According to Prime Minister Lapin, these police officers were under investigation by the Inspector General of the PNH and it was after the conclusion of these investigations that the decision to dismiss them was taken, they are accused in particular of having infringed the honor of the police, indscipline and violation of the internal regulations of the PNH.

For his part, Jean Roudy Aly the Minister of Justice indicated that the charges against these police officers were in particular "irreverent and seditious behavior", adding that these people also at risk og "criminal sanctions" since there was, among other things, "violence and arson of public property..."

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