Honduras: Police killed 152 over past two years
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Honduras: Police killed 152 over past two years

Honduran police killed 152 people over the past two years in various operations with no probes carried out into their use of lethal force, a violence watchdog told AFP Monday. The issue of deadly police action is in the headlines in Honduras following press revelations of official documents that appear to show that a cabal of senior police officers took payoffs from a drug kingpin to murder a top anti-drugs official in 2009 and a government security adviser in 2011. The government has created a commission to get rid of as many as 1,500 officers suspected of links to drug trafficking, extortion and other crimes, but a spokesperson for the watchdog noted that two previous commissions produced no results.


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