28 Haitian policemen reported killed during 2022

A provisional balance prepared by the National Police Union of Haiti (SPNH-17) confirmed this Thursday the accelerated increase in acts of banditry and insecurity and that almost thirty police officers have died in the Caribbean country due to violence during the first six months of 2022.

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Some 28 police officers were killed, a further twenty were wounded by bullets during the period from January 1 to June 19, the date on which four people, including Frantz Saint-Paul, an agent of the Brigade Against Drug Trafficking (BLTS) He was injured in an armed attack in Croix-des-Bouquets, according to a report communicated by the coordinator of the union of the Haitian National Police (SPNH-17), the divisional inspector, Jean Elder Lundy.

In this sense, Jean Elder Lundy called on the Police to lay down their weapons if the authorities do not want to assume their responsibilities in the face of the resurgence of acts of insecurity.

“We cannot accept that the police continue to be victims of this scourge. The police have the option between laying down their weapons or continuing to confront the bandits”, insisted the SPNH-17 coordinator, who was not outraged at what he called “the alarming proportions that insecurity is taking on Haitian territory”.

On June 12, 2022, during the commemoration of the 27 years of existence of the Haitian National Police (PNH), the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) drew the population’s attention to the recurring murders of police officers, the general working conditions of the HNP agents and the inaccessibility of the gendarmes to medical attention.



The organization denounced that the conditions under which HNP agents are called to work are unacceptable: insufficient intervention teams, premises in poor condition, lack of vehicles on the one hand, ineffective insurance coverage for necessary medical care, for the other.

In fact, the death toll since June of last year amounts to 51, according to the RNDH count, which offers an average of 4 per month; to which they call to provide sufficient and adequate means so that the police can carry out their functions such as weapons, ammunition, bulletproof vests, motorcycles, service vehicles, among others.

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