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.