The Director General of the Haitian National Police, Léon Charles, responded to the passing of cop Pierre Mystal Richard, which happened during conflicts between cops and individuals from the Fantom 509 bunch. In an official statement distributed on the evening of Monday 22nd March, the DG condemned “the homicide of the person in question and the gunfire injury of another cop, by the psychological militant bunch Fantom 509 on Monday March 22 at the edge of Delmas 31 and the way to Delmas”.
Further on, Léon Charles accused the SPNH17 organizer Jean Elder Lundi for the occasions that happened. “This criminal bunch has completed the dangers made by its organizer Jean Elder Lundi, who had declared a Black Monday in the press. The organization has effectively started legitimate procedures against individuals from this group who keep on planting grieving among the police and the populace. The police will find, for the sake of peace and lawfulness, with the most extreme meticulousness these crooks who accept they can act without any potential repercussions, “compromised the chief general.
Notwithstanding the lawful procedures, Léon Charles likewise reported “the excusal from the organization of the cops recognized at Fantom 509”. “The police will capture, for robbery of title, every one of the individuals who keep on wearing the PNH uniform, after their excusal,” he cautioned. The PNH official statement doesn’t determine whether these renouncement measures were suggested by the General Police Inspectorate and endorsed by the Minister of Justice.