|Top Haitian police official resigns April 26 AFP
PORT-AU-PRINCE, - The inspector general of Haiti's police force, Luc Eucher Joseph, has resigned, a police source said Wednesday. Joseph is to become counsellor-minister at Haiti's permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva, according to the same source.
He is the second top official to quit the police service since October, when Public Security Secretary Robert Manuel resigned under pressure from allies of former president Jean Bertrand Aristide, in office from 1991 to 1996.
Aristide's allies had also criticized Joseph, whose resignation, according to the Haitian press, stemmed from opposition to his leadership by numerous police commissioners. Joseph is known for his rigor in firing nearly 500 officers on charges ranging from police brutality and human rights violations to drug trafficking.
His replacement had not yet been named Wednesday.