Honduras Police Cleanup Efforts Stall

Image: Honduras Police Cleanup Efforts Stall Honduras National Police officers patrol in El Mayoreo market in Tegucigalpa.

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 03:02 AM

 

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The government of Honduras launched an unprecedented effort last year to clean up a U.S.-backed police force widely seen as deeply brutal and corrupt.

A U.S. report says nearly four of every 10 officers failed the test in the first five months it was administered, some giving answers that indicated that they had tortured suspects, accepted bribes or taken drugs.

Yet the police cleanup effort seems to have stalled.

By April, the Honduran government said it had dismissed a mere seven police from the more-than-11,000-member force, a vivid illustration of the lack of progress to reform police in a country swamped with U.S.-bound cocaine and wracked by one of the world's highest homicide rates.

And the minister of public security says some of the seven officers have since been reinstated.

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