Former Director General of PNH, Godson Orelus, placed in custody in Saint-Marc by Dieunel Lumérant, judge instructor in charge of the file of the seizure of weapons in 2016.
Judge Lumérant concluded that the former head of the Haitian police would be linked to the illegal importation of firearms. This cargo of arms was seized in 2016 at the customs of Saint-Marc and two people were arrested in the United States for the same file
Here is a picture of Commissioner Frantz Lerebours, the spokesman of the National Police of Haiti (PNH).
Recently, the Commissioner Frantz Lerebours, spokesman of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) has reported a drop in the crime rate in the metropolitan area during the period between March to May, 2016. The figure for some sensitive crime rates between these periods were: (a) Rape: 64 in March, 43 in April and 34 in May; (b) Kidnapping: 10 in March, 3 during April and 1 in May; and (c) Homicide: 107 in March, 80 in April and 52 in May. While acknowledging his satisfaction in the drop in crimes, he has admitted that there were some more responsible factors other than policing which have contributed such drop. Following the publication of October 25 election results, Commissioner Frantz Lerebours arrested at least twelve people who defied all code of conduct for peaceful demonstrations, but later he was involved in an argument about the arrest of the former Head of the Port-au-Prince Prosecutor's Office, former District Attorney, Claudy Gassant and the former Communication Member of the Rene Preval National Palace and the General Secretary of the Haitian party Pitit Dessalines Assad Volcy. They did not allow the police to search their vehicles without the presence of a justice of the peace.
Another Police Officer went down in Haiti. On Friday, May 27, 2016, a police officer named Loubens Desrameaux (born on May 15, 1983) was shot several times near the Place Dessalines at Champ de Mars in the afternoon by some unidentified motorcyclists. Loubens was off duty and was in civil uniform. He was shot several times while buying a bottle of Guinness from a street vendor. Loubens was a native of Sèka Kavajal in the Centre Department, near the Dominican border, and was graduated from the 22nd promotion and worked in the Motor Brigade of Intervention (Quad BIM) of the PNH.
Here is a picture of the 26th promotion of the PNH.
The national Human Rights Network(RNDDH) revealed individuals with criminal records are some of the police academy who graduated on Tuesday..
On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert accompanying Prime Minister, Enex Jean-Charles attended the graduation ceremony of the 26th promotion of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) at the Police Academy (Road of Frères). Over 1573 applicants, 1474 new agents were qualified, including 186 women. However, as per RNDDH (National Network for the Defence of Human Rights), 84 of these new graduates have past criminal records. As per their shared list, the following facts were revealed: (a) 16 were former prisoners who evaded during the 2010 earthquake; (b) 16 were members of different criminal gangs; (c) 10 were involved in rape, in some cases involving minor children; (d) 7 were involved in assassination; (e) 3 having problem with the justice system for possession of illegal guns; (f) 3 were involved in crime with gun; (g) 2 individuals deported from U.S. for their involvement in robberies and abuse on minors; (h) 1 individual was involved in kidnapping. Should we allow the police academy to become a training center for criminals?
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.
April, 2004 - Leon Charles, named Haiti Police Chief following the removal of President Jean Bertrand Aristide.
According to information obtained, Leon Charles is a former officer of Haiti Military, FADH, in the Marine division. He became the new Police Chief of Haiti and later was replaced by Mario Andresol. While some people were not satisfied with his job performance, many others think that Leon Charles served his country well
Here is a picture of the new Central Director of the Administrative Policer, Michel-Ange Gédéon who was installed on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.
On February 29, 2016, Michel-Ange Gédéon, the Divisional Commissioner and former head of the West Departmental Office (DDO) has been installed as the Inspector General of the National Police of Haiti (PNH). He will hold his office at the Central Directorate of Administrative Police (DCPA), one of the most important bodies of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), by replacing the former Inspector General, Destorel Germain, who had held the post for the past ten years. The installation ceremony of the new Inspector General Michel-Ange Gédéon was attended by many institutional executives. The new Inspector General, in a note of thanks, thanked the Director General of the PNH to select him for the honorable role and expressed his commitment to fulfill his entrusted mission.