Past police chiefs protest claims of past corruption made by Police Commissioner

Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte / Hoy

Several past National Police chiefs demand that Police Reform Commissioner Jose (Pepe) Vila present proofs of his statements of corruption in the Police. Vila said that under new Police director Eduardo Then the corrupt scheme has ended.

Vila del Castillo made the comments when speaking about police reform when participating in an international workshop on Citizen Safety at the Biblioteca Pedro Mir of the state university, UASD.

During the presentation, Vila said that in the past to reach the position of director general you had to pay, to get transferred to had to pay, if you wanted a pension, you had to pay and to get a promotion you had to pay. He said the corruption was from top to bottom and that today promotions are transparent and no one has to pay. He said the administration of General Eduardo Then has dismantled the structure.

Vila spoke of what he called the three scourges at the Police: internal, institutional and systemic corruption directed from the top management.

Recent past National Police directors have been:
Manuel de Jesus Perez Sanchez
Bernardo Santana Paez
Jose Polanco Gomez
José Félix Hermida González,
José Paulino Reyes de León
José Ramón Mota Paulino
Segundo Imbert Tessón
José Anibal Sanz Jiminián
José Armando Polanco Gómez
Camilo Antonio Nazir Tejada
Manuel Castro Castillo
Rafael Guillermo Guzman Fermín
Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte
Edward Sanchez Gonzalez

Of these, Ney Aldrín Bautista Almonte; Rafael Guillermo Guzmán Fermín; Rafael Guillermo Guzmán Acosta; José Félix Hermida González; José Paulino Reyes de León; José Ramón Mota Paulino; Antonio Segundo Imbert Tessón; José Aníbal Sanz Jiminián; José Armando Polanco Gómez and Camilo Antonio Nazir Tejada issued a note rejecting the statements by the Police Reform commissioner on the high levels of corruption in the Police in past administrations.

Read more in Spanish:
Statements by Jose Vila
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5 December 2022