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Puerto Rico police chief quits amid crime concerns

“Puerto Rico’s police chief resigned Saturday amid sharp criticism over a rising homicide rate in the U.S. territory and allegations of police abuse.

Jose Figueroa Sancha stepped down after less than three years overseeing a 19,000-strong force.

“You, my fellow police officers … represent the hope of a society that is going through a profound crisis in values,” he said in a statement.”

Source: The Associated Press: Puerto Rico police chief quits amid crime concerns

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