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No ‘witch hunt’ as Dominican Republic sheds Police generals

Santo Domingo.- With the new law that culls the number of active generals in its National Police, the Dominican Republic has started to shed vestiges of a bloody tyranny and decades under the iron fist of a police State.

Police spokesman Gen. Nelson Rosario on Sunday said the institution prepares to place most of its generals on retirement, in compliance with the recently enacted National Police Statutory Law.

He said Law 590-16 isn’t a “witch hunt” against generals and instead to reduce them from the 51 now to just 20 within two years, starting with officers with at least of 40 years in the force and have reached 60 years of age.

“In life everything has its time, we the generals should be aware that when the time comes we have to give way to new generations.”

The new law also bolsters the Police’s investigative arm and Internal Affairs   and bans the rehiring of police placed on forced retirement, with the exceptions established by the Constitution. It also establishes a minimum of four years in rank for promotion.

The generals will be placed on retirement upon reaching 10 years in rank, except the Director General (chief), the Deputy Director General or the Inspector General, who’ll be retired once relieved of those functions.

Source: DT

July 18, 2016

Category: DR News |

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