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Investigation of the Puerto Rico Police Department

General Material
Published Date
September, 2011

This report contains the findings of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s pattern and practice investigation of the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD). Information was gathered through interviews and document reviews. The investigation found troubling evidence that PRPD frequently failed to police sex crimes and incidents of domestic violence. The investigation also found discrimination against individuals of Dominican descent. This report includes a section on policy recommendations for remedying PRPD’s systemic deficiencies.