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Senate to investigate alleged rank sales in Puerto Rico Police

By on February 12, 2017

SAN JUAN — With aims to reestablish trust in the public order system, the Senate will evaluate Monday a resolution to investigate the supposed scheme of “selling ranks” in the Puerto Rico Police and the Correction & Rehabilitation Department.

Approved by the Internal Affairs Commission –presided by Senate Vice President Larry Seilhamer–, Senate Resolution 58 orders the Public Safety Commission to investigate the process of promotions and ranks in both agencies.

The measure, presented by New Progressive Party (NPP) senators Zoé Laboy and Henry Neumann, establishes that the findings report must be presented within 90 days.

If illegal acts were made during the designations process, legislators indicated in the motives exposition, there will be ensuing action to ensure that security agencies comply with a series of “objective criteria” that prohibits any type of illegal transactions.

“This situation doesn’t have space in our security system […] Our people deserve to be able to trust our public order officials,” reads the resolution.

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