Puerto Rico Police Department

Latest Puerto Rico Police Department Items
  • Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

    Justice probe targets Puerto Rican police abuse

    A three-year Justice Department investigation says the Puerto Rico Police Department engaged in a "pattern and practice of misconduct" that violated the Constitution and federal law, including the use of unnecessarily excessive and deadly force and unconstitutional stops, searches and arrests.


  • Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Thursday said that to create lasting reform, the island's police department must act to develop and implement new policies and protocols.

    Feds cite Puerto Rico police for pattern of abuse

    The Puerto Rico Police Department engaged in a "pattern and practice of misconduct" that included the use of excessive and deadly force and unconstitutional stops, searches and arrests, a three-year Justice Department investigation has concluded.


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