June 19, 2012
"ACLU report: Puerto Rico police abusing power"
The American Civil Liberties Union [advocacy website] on Tuesday released areport [text, PDF; press release] alleging widespread abuses by the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) [official website, in Spanish]. The report documents numerous instances excessive force, sometimes deadly, to suppress speech, subdue protesters, and target ethnic and racial minorities. It also alleges a culture of impunity among the police and a failure to police crimes of abuse and sexual assault.
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