DISCIPLINARY MEASURES PLANNED AGAINST THE STRIKERS
(Defend Haiti) -
PORT-AU-PRINCE - The Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Michel Brunache, and the Director General of the National Police of Haiti, Mario Andresol (photo), raised the possibility of punishing the police strike of April 23 under the principles of ethics.
Michel Brunache told the press that "if police officers were involved in the troubles of Monday, I regret that I'll have to take disciplinary action against them."
The Minister of Justice resigned “assured his support to the High Command of the National Police for all legal and regulatory measures to return to calm" in a note dated April 23.
The Director General of the National Police of Haiti, Mario Andresol, for his part, disagreed with the strike of his troops, who mourn one of their murdered comrades.
"We will not accept any deviant behavior," insisted the chief executive of the National Police of Haiti, outraged by the strike on Monday of the various units of the police institution. Law and internal regulations governing the Police force, he said, do not allow for a strike and protest. "It is not the right way to do things. I want the police to get back to work," commented Andrésol, who returns to office after several months of convalescence from a surgery.
Some sectors that Mario Andresol has not indexed would be behind the movement of police, causing a confusing situation in the country. "This is how the Armed Forces of Haiti have been dismantled. They have been infiltrated by manipulators, "said the former officer of the disbanded army.
A group of police officers observed a work stoppage throughout the day on April 23 in protest against the assassination of their colleague, Walky Calixte, killed while driving his car in the Martissant area on April 17, 2012.
Brothers in arms and the victim's relatives suspect Deputy Sejour Rodriguez of masterminding the crime.
In a press note, the MP presented his sympathies to the bereaved relatives of the police, and says that he is involved in this case.