Duque announces police reform; Colombian opposition calls it merely “cosmetic”

The Police and the Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (Esmad) are in the eye of the storm due to multiple accusations of excessive use of force, especially during the days of the national strike, which is entering its seventh week.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Colombian government, which is going through its biggest crisis due to the protests that began last April 28 and which are the subject of accusations of police brutality, announced a comprehensive "deep transformation" of the Police.

The Police and the Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (Esmad) are in the eye of the storm due to multiple accusations of excessive use of force, especially during the days of the national strike, which is entering its seventh week.

The announcement of these changes in the institution and in the Ministry of Defense, which will now be called Ministry . . .

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