Official over Puerto Rico Police Reform Resigns in Protest

Posted on May 14, 2019 1:49 pm

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A retired Army officer overseeing a federally mandated reform of Puerto Rico’s police department resigned on Tuesday, saying he’s lost trust in the process. Arnaldo Claudio said in a phone interview that the U.S. Department of Justice and the federal court are not taking sufficient action to end wrongdoing and that the money meant to overhaul the large department is being misspent. “I don’t want to be associated with such a system,” he said. “There is something called resignation and something called ethical and moral values.” Claudio was appointed nearly five years ago to oversee a multimillion-dollar, 10-year reform of