At least 23 Colombia’s National Police officers resigned Wednesday, according to a document released by the Defense Ministry that accepted the uniformed officers’ resignation.
The arrival of Gustavo Petro’s government marked the beginning of a change in policies within law and order institutions.
One of the first decisions was made on Aug. 13, when at least 20 generals were removed from their posts.
According to the ministry, the officials served in different regions of the country.
The officials asked to resign are 10 lieutenant colonels, seven lieutenants, three captains, two sub-lieutenants, and a police major.
The Colombian police and armed forces have been embroiled in scandals involving human rights abuses and disappearances for years.