Building a New Police in Honduras
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Building a New Police in Honduras: Challenges and Opportunities Faced by the Police Purge and Reform Commission
After nearly 15 months of work and 5,000 police suspended or removed from the force, the Special Commission to Purge and Reform the Honduran Police is nearing the end of its mandate. Along the way, the Commission has faced serious challenges and made significant progress in ridding the force of corrupt leaders and officers. Legislative reforms to reorganize and strengthen the police are in their infancy.
We hosted a discussion with members of the Honduran Police Purge and Reform Commission and an independent journalist to learn more about the extent and impact of their work.
Note: This event was held in Spanish.
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Julián Pacheco Tinoco
Latin American Program
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