SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A retired Army officer overseeing a federally mandated reform of Puerto Rico’s police department resigned on Tuesday, saying he’s lost trust in the process. William Ramírez, executive director of the ACLU in Puerto Rico, said in a phone interview that Claudio’s departure is a blow to reform efforts. A spokeswoman for Puerto Rico’s police department referred calls for comment to Karixia Ortiz, spokeswoman for the island’s Department of Public Safety. “In Puerto Rico, there is no independent monitoring of the police department,” he said. “That’s a problem.”More than 100 law enforcement officials across Puerto Rico have been charged with corruption in the past decade.
Source: Washington Post May 14, 2019 17:05 UTC