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Friday, April 8, 2016, The head of of the Central Directorate of Administrative Police (DCPA) appointed by President Jocelerme Privert to become Director General of the National Police, replacing Godson Orelus.
On the night of April 8, 2016, Michelangelo Gedeon (Michel-Ange Gedeon) has been installed as Director General of the National Police, at the Headquarters of the PNH in Pétion-Ville. He has been installed to the new capacity by the Prime Minister Jean-Charles Enex and the Minister of Justice Camille Edward Jr,, replacing Godson Orélus at a time when the new government is trying to take control of the administration largely led by the associates of former President Martelly. Following his installation, Gedeon has said, he is aware of the big challenges and wants to establish a neutral police force, free from every political influence which would ensure the security of the citizen regardless of the color of their skins. The Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles, leader of the Supreme Council of the National Police (NUMC) presented a President's certified copy of Gedeon's appointment. Earlier, Michel-Ange Gédéon had served as the Commissioner of Grand Goave (2004), Carrefour (2005), Port-au-Prince (2006-2011) and departmental Director of the western Police (2011-2014). He was promoted to the post of Central Director of Administrative Police (DCPA) on February 29, 2016. Gédéon has submitted 14 of the 16 requested qualifying documents to the Senate Justice and Public Safety Committee for consideration and confirmation. The two outstanding documents were not required because he was never in control of government funds.
June 21, 2003: Jean-Robert Faveur became Haiti Police Chief under Jean Bertrand Aristide. He resigned on June 21, 2003 after only two weeks on the job, and went into self-imposed exile due to alleged government interference and threats to his life.
In the midnight of Sunday, June 22, 2003, Jean-Robert Faveur, Haiti's former Police Chief fled the country with his family because he felt his life is under threat. He resigned from his office and fled to Miami because of the Haitian government's efforts to undermine the autonomy of his office curbing every operational and financial control. He said President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was filling police ranks only with people loyal to him regardless of their qualifications. They had neither served long enough in their posts nor passed competitive examinations for promotion as the rules demand. The government officials claimed that his departure was preplanned. Since he was a choice of the Organization of American States to lead an efficient police force to hold a credible election under President Aristide, his sudden departure was meant to jeopardize the entire process. However, Faveur said he used his own money to flee. Never received any assistance from any embassy or anyone.
Rudy Therassan headed Haitian national police from 2001 until 2003. He was accused by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of protecting Colombian cocaine shipments.He was sentenced to almost 15 years in prison and obligated to also forfeit $1.8 million in assets.
In May 2004, Rudy Therassan, Haiti's former National Police Chief (from April 2001 until approximately August 2003) was accused of allegedly taking money from a Colombian drug dealer to protect cocaine shipments passing through Haiti on the way to the United States. In April, 2004, in a U.S. federal court, Therassan pleaded guilty of conspiring to import at least 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of cocaine into the U.S and activities amounting to money laundering. Therassan used to receive $150,000 in cash for each plane-load of cocaine, he allowed to land on Haiti's Route 9, which were subsequently smuggled to the U.S. His $1.8 million in assets, including two houses in Palm Beach County, Florida were forfeited by court order. During his trial, one informant testified that he witnessed Therassan shoot and killed Haitian drug trafficker Hector Ketant's brother and his bodyguard after a dispute over money.
Here is a picture of Former National Police Chief in Haiti, Jean Nesly Lucien.
On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015, Jean Nesly Lucien, the former Director General of the National Police of Haiti and a member of the Aristide security team became the victim of an assassination attempt near the residence of former President Jean Bertrand Aristide. He was shot by three unknown armed motorcyclists in Tabarre, one in the shoulder and one at the foot and was taken to the hospital for treatment and released later. During the time of the attack, he was accompanying retired Boston police detective Yves Dambreville (66), who could not survive his bullet injuries, died on the spot. We might remember that in 2005, Lucien received a 5-year imprisonment on money laundering charges. He was arrested along with several other top government officials during the administration of deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. On May 26, 2004, he was arrested from a relative's home in Miami. As per U.S. Drug Enforcement sources, Lucien and former Haitian anti-drug Chief Evintz Brillant seized $450,000 from a Colombian trafficker in 2002, returned $300,000, split the rest on condition to assist the drug dealer in future.
Here is a picture of Mr. Williams Régala, a former member of Haiti's National Council of Government. He participated in the council of February 1986. During the dictatorship of Jean-Claude Duvalier, he was the head of the secret service. Williams Régala was also Minister of Defense during the short lived government of Leslie Manigat. He also occupied the position of Interior Minister under the National Council.