A high-ranking police officer says gangs in Haiti are making their lives very difficult and they are challenged in executing their functions.
Over the past few months, Haitian gangsters have seized at least three police vehicles, which includes two armored ones, in a wave of gang violence that has left several law enforcement officers dead.
A police source, told HCNN that an armored vehicle and several police weapons were hijacked and are still in the hands of the criminals who are still using them to fight rival gangs.
“As a police commissioner, I feel embarrassed and guilty, because I am among those who are supposed to make sure that gang violence is quelled and that security is guaranteed,” he said
He says there have been numerous times he considered resigning but has been advised against it.
One gang leader, a former policeman known as Crisla, has claimed responsibility for the seizure of the vehicles.
A spokesman for the Haitian National Police Union, Lionel Lazare, said at least 50 policemen have been shot dead, since the beginning of the year.
Police commissioner, in charge of the police academy, 50-year-old Harington Rigaud, was among the victims who were shot in the head, outside his office, on November 25.
His vehicle was also taken by the criminals.