Santo Domingo.- Attorney General Radhamés Jiménez Peña has ordered an investigation into the violence that has affected the municipality of Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal province over the past few days.
The assistant attorney general of the National District Court of Appeal assigned to the Legal Branch National Persecution Directorate, Francisco Polanco, will be in charge of the investigation. Magistrate Jiménez instructed him to travel to the affected area.
Magistrate Polanco will work with the provincial attorney for Duarte, Amado José Rosa, and the prosecutor for Hermanas Mirabal, Viterbo Cabral, as well as with National Police investigators.
The recent unrest in Salcedo has claimed four lives: Ricardo Hernández Guzmán, Rafael Antonio Cáceres, Jonathan Paulino and Dilenia Quezada Ulloa, who was pregnant. Twenty-two people have been injured and ten are under arrest. Relatives are blaming the killings on the police.