Two former National Police colonels linked to Sosua La Mulata III case have been freed
PUERTO PLATA. – The First Collegiate Tribunal of the Judicial District surprisingly declared innocent, and dropped all the charges against two former National Police colonels and the lieutenant, linked to irregularities during the conduct of the famous raid on October 17, 2012 in the residential La Mulata III, Sosua.
The official court decision favored the former colonels: Roberto Salcedo Santos and Raymundo De la Rosa Ogando, and also Odennis Feliz, first lieutenant, who were accused of having committed acts of barbarism and deadly wounding 3 Haitian citizens in this raid conducted in residential above where the German Peter Ebert Demetrick was also killed by the police troops.
Most surprising was the decision of the First Appellate Court of Puerto Plata by the acting public prosecutor in this trial, who inexplicably dropped charges against two former colonels and lieutenant allegedly for not having evidence to prove the responsibility for the acts imputed, although there were strong evidence against the members of the National Police who acted outside the law in the famous raid, which sparked an uproar internationally.
It is recalled that Colonel Roberto Salcedo Santos acted as head of the Criminal Investigation Directorate (DICRIM) but after being involved in this scandal had been put into retirement as head of the National Police as well as Colonel Raymundo de la Rosa Ogando who was accused of beating the German – Peter Brunck during irregular raids that occurred in residential in October 2012.
Both Salcedo Santos and de la Rosa Ogando have been detained since October last year on charges that they had shot several bullets in the legs of Haitian – Rigotte Petit Ferrer, who worked in the residential Mulata III at the time of the incident, and that this attack was consummated when he was handcuffed in a van of the National Police, however surprisingly this charge was withdrawn.
Source: Puerto plata digital
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