FBI Arrests Dozens of Puerto Rican Police in Major Corruption Bust

More

Yesterday, the FBI sent 1,000 agents to arrest more than 80 Puerto Rican police officers accused of aiding drug traffickers. Several officers, unconnected to each other, were found selling protection to dealers for up to $4,500. Attorney General Eric Holder has called this the largest police corruption investigation in FBI history, and says he expects the arrests to significantly impede the South American-U.S. drug trade. They should come as a rude awakening, too, for a police force that already struggles with a bad reputation. As The Guardian reports:

Calls for reform have mounted in recent days with several high-profile abuse allegations.

One police officer was charged on Tuesday with first-degree murder for allegedly chasing a man down with his pick-up truck while off duty and shooting him in the back. Another was charged with second-degree murder a week earlier in a shooting that left a witness to a robbery brain-dead.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Rebecca Greenfield is a writer based in Brooklyn. She was formerly on staff at The Atlantic Wire.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

What Is the Greatest Story Ever Told?

A panel of storytellers share their favorite tales, from the Bible to Charlotte's Web.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in National

Just In