Sosua’s man complains about extortion by Police officers
The young man, Odalis Peralta, publicly denounced “this bad habit” of two police officers assigned to the Central Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DICRIM), who detained him without any reason when he was looking for his wife who works in a bench lottery in El Batey section of Sosua, near the City Hall. Upon reaching the police station the agents vulgarly robbed him for a considerable sum of money he was carrying on him.
Peralta stated that when they were in the guardhouse, police officers stripped him off the money he had in his pockets and locked him without giving a reason until 11:00 pm. Then they threatened him to put drugs if he did not give them the money, so he had to stay in the cell until Tuesday morning, when then he had to agree to give the agents 13,000 pesos. What’s more, he made a complaint to the Sosúa Fiscalia, but surprisingly, they ignored him.
Peralta mentioned that for a moment he was afraid that the police would kill him to take his money, which is completely ironic that citizens have to be more cautious of the Police rather than criminals. Clearly, the Sosua and Puerto Plata area are known for violations by the law enforcement institution.
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