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 street child in Haiti used by gang members as their informers to assassinate Police Officers.
Haiti has thousand of street children, mostly in Port-au-Prince and the other big cities. In Haiti, there are around 300,000 children that live as Restaveks and 75% of them are girls. Restaveks children are badly treated, often exploited and victims of sexual abuse. They live in unimaginable, unhygienic and precarious environment; seldom receive access to food and education. To stay alive, many of them beg, load buses, wash cars, while others for a better living and protection, join criminal gangs. There was a time when many street children were murdered by the Haitian police, death squads and the former Haitian military. There were certain groups of former military patrols in Port-au-Prince who used to kill street children "for sport." The number of street children in Haiti has increased five times since President Aristide was ousted. In a nation of 10 million, where poverty is common, one of eight children dies before the age of 5, orphanages often are the last refuge of hope-- it is no wonder that thousands of children have made the street their home. If any of them gets killed, no authority ever picks the body or investigates the crime.
Here is a picture of Police officer Placide Jean-Louis as he was killed in Champ de Mars.
On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, a Police officer named Placide Jean-Louis was killed with multiple bullet injuries. His body was found near the Museum of Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH) on the Champ de Mars. The police man was an Agent IV officer, working in Cite Soleil. According to Garry Desrosiers, the Principal Inspector and Deputy Spokesperson of the National Police of Haiti, the victim was returning from a commercial bank when he was shot several times by two unidentified gunmen who fled on a motorcycle.
The period of instability continues in Haiti. A Police Officer was killed in Martissant.
In the early morning on February 12, 2016, a Haitian police officer was killed by multiple gunshots while he was patrolling on a motorcycle in Martissant, 21, a rough section of the country's capital. The PNH has confirmed that the slain officer was an employee of the Directorate of Traffic, named David Dume. He was in uniform, left home for his workplace. There have been no arrests in Friday's killing. As per Haitian National Police spokesman Frantz Lerebours, an investigation is under way. Martissant is a troubled district long known for gang activity.
Here is a picture of the funeral of Haiti National police officer Jean-Richard Hertz Cayo who was shot and killed on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in the district of Savann Pistach, in Carrefour-Feuilles
There is a connection to a previous killing recently at The Haiti National Police. He was part of the patrol of another officer whao was also killed recently.
Officer Walky Calixte was assassinated recently and the killing is currently under investigation
This is the Police Officer and Businessman Walky Calixte who was assassinated Assassination.
Based on information published by the Haitian media, policeman Walky Calixte was killed in Martissant 7. Some people have been pointing the finger at Deputy Rodriguez Sejour.
It has been reported on Haitian Radios that the driver of the Deputy Rodriguez Sejour was detained by police for having in his possession a weapon the Deputy says is his.
For his part, Deputy Rodriguez Sejour made it clear that he has nothing to do with the assassination of policeman Walky Calixte
Coincidently, another police officer who was close Walky Calixte, was assassinated by May, 2013. Jean Richard Hertz Cayo was assassinated in Savane Pistache, in Carrefour-Feuilles
Another Haitian Police shot to dead
Although, it is often claimed by the government representatives that "Haiti is one of the safest destinations, not only in the Caribbean, but in all of Latin America", it is a fact that no reliable statistics is available on Haiti's crime rate. Furthermore, whatever figures are available from different sources, a comparative analysis indicates that the incidents of crimes in Haiti are under-reported. In the late 2012, the US State Department issued a travel advisory warning for the Americans travelers, but there's a change in the air. Haiti is loudly proclaiming itself ready to welcome tourists back to its shores. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere. So, by considering this, travelers should avoid displaying expensive items or large sum of money. Park your car close to your venue; never leave valuables in the car. Always seek advice from your local contacts or established organizations. Avoid travelling at night and it is best to avoid travelling around Haiti alone, especially in the deserted places. Extra care should be taken while visiting downtown Port au Prince, because that place dominates the crime statistics. The long-standing policy of the British Government of paying ransoms for the release hostages, naturally, encourages kidnappers of further hostage taking. The guidance that we have given here, are practically very normal defensive practices which every traveler should follow to stay safe while visiting a new place--no matter whether it is Haiti, the United States or France. Haiti holds a full hand of attractions for travelers.
Here is a picture of Police Officer wilbert Etienne who was killed.
On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, in the Delmas 24 neighborhood, Wilbert Etienne (29) a member of the 24th Promotion of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), while returning from a bank in civilian clothes after collecting a loan of 180,000 gourdes, was robbed and killed by two men on motorcycle. Gary Desrosiers from the Haitian police had identified the slain police officer as Wilbert Etienne. The two motor cyclists cornered him on a road in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Delmas 24 and shot the off-duty policeman several times before he died. Etienne was also traveling on a motorcycle. It is quite obvious that killing was planned by someone who knew his loan plans.
Here is a picture of the former Boston police detective Yves Dambreville.
Yves Dambreville, a 33-year veteran of the Boston Police Force was brutally gunned down by some unknown hooligans on August 26, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dambreville has left behind a legacy of cultural outreach who would be remembered as a man of many identities. He served as a liaison to the city's Haitian community and other immigrant neighborhoods. This retired Boston police detective was one of the most visible and influential members and held as a pioneer in the Boston's Haitian community for decades. He was the first Caribbean community's official link to Boston City Hall and the Mayor's Office who arranged for educational and job training opportunities for hundreds of people. Dambreville settled in Boston in the late 1960's. He was the city's second Haitian-American police officer after his brother Manny. He served as a trusted advisor to two former Boston Mayors, Ray Flynn and Tom Menino, a responsibility overlapping his police work.