The Commissioner of the Police Bureau, Henry Escalera, declared this morning that in the Uniformed there is no room for corruption, in response to the arrest of four agents by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
“ In the Police there is no room for corruption. We are not going to allow a group of people to stain the image of public servants who work tirelessly for the safety of our people day by day, ”he stated in written statements.
Escalera called on citizens to communicate with confidentially with the authorities if they have information about illegal acts that involve members of the Police Bureau.
“The sergeant and the three agents are assisted by the right to the presumption of innocence, like any citizen. However, the arrests were immediately carried out, employment and salary were summarily suspended. The administrative process will continue its course ”, he added.
Escalera reported earlier in a radio interview that the Police collaborated with federal agents in the arrest of the officers belonging to the Drug Division of the Humacao area, one of them a sergeant. .
“There are some 'task forces' of the Police that have collaboration agreements. We have about 450 agents in different units of federal agencies that are collaborating hand in hand, and this was a joint effort, ”he said in NotiUno 630.
The official indicated that they arrested one of the agents in Las Piedras already another in Yabucoa. The agent who was wanted in Maunabo was arrested at his residence.
For his part, the secretary of the Department of Public Security, Pedro Janer, stated that the situation of the arrests “causes indignation and great sadness. Each member of the Police has the responsibility to act in accordance with the laws and regulations. ”
“ Anyone who violates these statutes must be prosecuted promptly. Although these people are protected by the constitutional right of the presumption of innocence until the contrary is proven, they will face the corresponding administrative processes of the Bureau. The Police are an example of public service, commitment and respect. We must continue working to maintain that image and we cannot allow unscrupulous people to damage the name of the Police Bureau, "Janer concluded in his written statements.