Dominican Republic Police agents spring colleague out of jail - Police general Miguel de la Cruz Reyna on Friday revealed that the agents who sprung their colleague out of the courthouse jail cell on Thursday did so to protect his life.


Although he didn’t justify the agents’ actions, De la Cruz affirmed that they acted on a “reliable” tip that their colleague Marino Alonzo Torres was about to be lynched by an armed group of “at least 10 people.”

The National Police also announced that De la Cruz has been suspended as the region's commander pending an investigation.

FILE.- Citizens were startled and indignant when National Police agents stormed a cell in the local courthouse to release by force a colleague jailed for his role in the June 3 shooting death of the youngster Emmanuel Diaz.

Duarte province prosecutor Regi Reyes said Thursday’s unprecedented development was an assault by police who took out by force Torres, blamed for Diaz’s death in an alleged shootout with agents.

He said despite that the detainee was in custody of the Office of the Prosecutor, senior officers headed the action he called unforgivable.

Local journalists demand penalties and claim that the police officers exerted police brutality during the action, in which agents assigned to the Northeast Region Command brought Torres out, violating the judge’s ruling of the three months in jail during the investigation.

The police beat several cameramen TV Telenord and photographers from other media covering the as-yet-unexplained incidents, which Police chief Jose A. Polanco vowed to “thoroughly” investigate.


11 comment(s)
Written by: RobertoJose, 6 Jul 2012 8:59 AM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.... (Look, beyond the words)
And you IDIOTS want to Disarm!!!!! The word itself is lacking in care.
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 6 Jul 2012 9:00 AM
All these people involveed should be jailed and fired.
Written by: matador, 6 Jul 2012 9:03 AM
From: United States,
Only in DR you see such action by Corrupt Police Forces, we dealing with a bunch of Burros criminales, non educated dominicans. Fired them all and start allover. with college graduate People.
Written by: ScandiViking, 6 Jul 2012 9:11 AM
From: Denmark
Civilization as we know it has not yet gained a foothold in the DR. Still believe this country will be a developed country in 2025 - well look for 2525 if u are an optimist.

Silent this is how it works when u let your nature run away with u.
Written by: hbzeno, 6 Jul 2012 9:46 AM
From: United States
Keep an eye on these folks - this looks like a drill rehearsal for a coup d’état - they should all face the charges of treason.
Written by: juanb, 6 Jul 2012 9:46 AM
From: Dominican Republic

Should be, but won't be,
Written by: dreamkiller, 6 Jul 2012 10:13 AM
From: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Guayacannes on the beach
These guys think they same way as the Transport uniones........get rid of them
Written by: curlando, 6 Jul 2012 10:34 AM
From: United States, Bronx
Something about law enforcement breaking the law just goes along with everything else that happens in DR.
Written by: RobertoJose, 6 Jul 2012 11:00 AM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.... (Look, beyond the words)
oh, now , the reason for this jail break was because of an alleged lynching by a mob of 10, like in the old western days of John Wayne.
Written by: josean, 6 Jul 2012 11:07 AM
From: United States, Dedicating 4 more years to fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia


What do you expect……………… in a Failed Narco State were Politicians come into government with holes in their shoes and leave in Bentleys?


What do you expect……………… where a Member of the PLD Mafioso Political Committee doesn’t pay a $RD 3, 000,000 million pesos light bill and when the company comes to turn the service off he threatens the utility workers with his armed goons?


What do you expect…………… a country where the President violates the constitution for 8 consecutive years and steals the money for EDUCATION to build a Nationally USELESS METRO?


This just the Tip of the Iceberg!


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