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New law brings sweeping changes to Dominican Police

Santo Domingo.- As expected and despite 11th-hour critique, president Danilo Medina on Friday signed the National Police Statutory Law on Friday, after the Chamber of Deputies had approved the bill in two consecutive roll calls on June 29.

As recent as Friday morning several sectors had asked the president to veto the piece which among the provisions figure a cap on the number of Police generals to 20.

It also stipulates automatic retirement once a general reaches 10 years in the rank.

It also establishes that the National Police will be headed by a General Director, a post that will be held for a maximum of two year, a provision that effectively dismantles its military structure conceived by the dictator Rafael Trujillo in the 1930s.

Source: DT

July 15, 2016

Category: DR News |

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