Haitian Police Commissioner assassinated

The police department in Haiti is mourning the loss of a top official. News broke on Monday that the Director of the Haitian National Police Academy, Commissioner Rigaud Harington, was shot and killed.

The incident happened at the nation’s police training facility on Friday afternoon.

According to reports, Rigaud was shot dead in the Pétion-Ville neighborhood while his driver was kidnapped during the process.

An investigation is underway into his killing by Haitian National Police (PNH).

The Haitian National Police said that Harington was assassinated while entering the police academy in an official police vehicle.

The assassination is the latest in a series of escalating incidents in the French-speaking Caribbean nation following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in January 2021.


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