Sunday, October 9, 2011

Officials Slam US Report On Puerto Rico Police : NPR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's Justice Department has denounced a scathing U.S. federal report on the island's police force even though the governor and other officials accepted the findings and pledged improvements. The territory's attorneys attacked the federal findings in a court motion this week involving a police brutality suit brought by two university students. The motion, which was filed with Justice Secretary Guillermo Somoza's name at the bottom, calls the 116-page federal report is unreliable, flawed and biased, and it says the methodology used to reach its conclusion was "rather obscure."