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Dominican Republic: Killings at the hands of the police rise while reforms stall

Headline Title:  Dominican Republic: Killings at the hands of the police rise while reforms stall 15 August 2014 The number of killings perpetrated by the police is on the rise again in the Dominican Republic whilst legislation intended to fix the problem stalls and stagnates in Congress, said Amnesty International today.The past six months have seen the number of people killed by the police rise by 13% compared with the year before, with 87 people dead between January and June this year, according to figures released by the National Observatory on Citizen Security (Observatorio de…

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