Puerto Rico: Sending Police to Jail

Sending Police to Jail

When Puerto Rican police gunned down two radical supporters of independence in 1978, the executions kicked off a scandal that helped bring down a Governor and resulted in the convictions of ten policemen for perjury. Last week in San Juan, U.S. District Court Judge Carmen C. Cerezo sentenced former Police Agent Luis Reveron Martinez to the maximum 25 years. A witness has accused Reveron Martinez of killing one of the independentistas with a twelve- gauge shotgun as the victim knelt before him. Earlier three other policemen had each received 20-to 30-year prison sentences.

The former lawmen, and six others who will...

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