16 police officers indicted.
16 POLICE OFFICERS INDICTED. Sixteen current and former Puerto Rico police officers have been indicted for their alleged participation in a
criminal organization, run out of the police department, which used
their affiliation with law enforcement to make money through robbery,
extortion, manipulating court records and selling illegal narcotics,
reports Caribbean News Now (May 23, 2014). "The criminal action
today dismantles an entire network of officers who, we allege, used
their badges and their guns not to uphold the law, but to break
it," said Acting Assistant Attorney General David O'Neil.
"Today is a sad day for Puerto Rico, where a group of police
officers allegedly disgraced their uniform and are a shame to the Police
of Puerto Rico," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Carlos Cases.
"They not only let their colleagues and family down, they let the
citizens of Puerto Rico down