PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – 84 of the 1,500 graduates into the Haitian National Police (PNH) on Tuesday have heavy suspicions against them which shocked an investigating human rights organizations which furnished the information to law enforcement officials ahead of those promotions.
The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) said it met with the Permanent Director of Service Recruitment, Municipal Commissioner Emmanuel Corvil and the Inspector General in Chief of the PNH, Ralph Stanley Jean Brice, on Monday, May 9, 2016, to present the findings of its report.
The law enforcement officials said they would take steps to investigate the cases before the promotion but the RNDDH said this never happened and the same personalities listed in their report were allowed to graduate. The human rights organization cites Sony Noelsaint, the Central Director of the General Services Administration, as the official who expedited the graduation despite the findings.
Among the major suspicions levied against the 84 new police officers are:
- • Sixteen (16) individuals who escaped under cover of the earthquake of January 12, 2010
- • Sixteen (16) individuals involved in acts of conspiracy and burglary,
- • Ten (10) other involved in acts of rape including a case of raping a minor,
- • Seven (7) persons involved in cases of assault,
- • Three (3) individuals involved in cases of armed robbery,
- • Three (3) other, sued for custody illegal firearms
- • Two (2) individuals deported from the United States of America because of their involvement in a case of theft in a case of serious abuse of minors
- • one (1) individual prosecuted for kidnapping
- • several other individuals prosecuted for complex crimes.
Twenty-three (23) of these listed individuals were released, but the circumstances of their release are unknown.