Castaños Guzman on why police reform has not happened

Dolores

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Back in 2016, the Congress and former President Danilo Medina enacted the Organic Law of the National Police. However, the law did not contain the required regulations. Leading jurist and the executive vice-president of the Institutionalism and Justice Foundation (Finjus), Servio Tulio Castaños Guzmán, was appointed by President Luis Abinader to chair a work group to assist in the reform of the National Police.



According to Castaños Guzmán, the obstacles to reform are rooted in the institution itself, which has refused to implement 21 regulations that are needed to bring about change. The statement by Castaños Guzman is blistering: “We approved a law in 2016 that has not been able to be implemented, and there has been no way to implement it because there has been no way that the Superior Police Council will approve the regulations, enact them...

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beeza

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Police reform definitely needs to happen. PN are an absolute disgrace. Beggars in uniform.
 

josh2203

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Abinader admits that within the police, there are people who want nothing to change... I can imagine this can't be easy...

So it's basically the govt against the police... And the people against the police... Fun times...
 

drstock

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Abinader admits that within the police, there are people who want nothing to change... I can imagine this can't be easy...

So it's basically the govt against the police... And the people against the police... Fun times...
Yes, but how ridiculous that the police can just ignore the will of the government elected by the people!
 

USA DOC

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Yes, but how ridiculous that the police can just ignore the will of the government elected by the people!
what is the will of the government?.....if you watch what they do and not what they say...police and government are the same.
 

NanSanPedro

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So if they got a raise to 40k pesos/month, how soon would the shakedowns stop? Or would they?