Haiti Police Chief says progress is being made in getting rid of bad cops

By Jacqueline Charles

The head of the Haitian National Police says the agency is working diligently to root out bad cops, including senior officers.

Police Chief Mario Andresol’s comments come on the heels of recent criticism by Michel Forst, the United Nation’s independent expert on human rights, who criticized authorities after visiting Haiti this month for not moving quickly to fire 200 police officers — senior officers among them — who failed background checks. The inaction, Forst said, hampered efforts to reform and strengthen the HNP, which is still about half the size some say Haiti needs.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/27/2665492/haiti-national-police-making-progress.html

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