Public prosecutors seek preventive custody against three police in Santiago case


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Feb 20, 2019

The Public Prosecutor’s Office announced it will ask the court to impose preventive detention against three police agents it accuses of being responsible for the death of a barber in police custody at the Cienfuegos detachment in western Santiago.

Captain Manolo Aquino, in charge of the Central Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Dicrim) in Cienfuegos; first lieutenant Manuel de Jesús de la Cruz and second lieutenant Vladimir Joel Jerez Suárez now face criminal charges for the beating death of the barber Richard Rafael Báez.

The hearing will be on 20 May 2022 in Santiago. The family accuses the police agents of stealing RD$35,000 from the Santiago barber and killing him when he demanded the return of the money.

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