A CONSTABULARY OF THUGS

HAITI'S U.S.-TRAINED POLICE FORCE HAS TURNED INTO A GANG OF ROGUE COPS WHO TORTURE AND MURDER

It was bad enough when Jean Bernard Charles was shoved to the ground in handcuffs four months ago in Port-au-Prince and shot to death by four Haitian police officers for no apparent reason. But then his family complained that Haiti's U.S.-trained police should not be in the business of murdering civilians. This, they quickly discovered, was a mistake. First came the warnings: if the relatives didn't shut up, they might suffer the same fate. Then came the threats: one afternoon a few officers caught up with Charles' cousin and said he was going to be arrested. When he fled, they shot...

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