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Head of Haiti's Police Academy Shot Dead at Training Facility


Sat 26 Nov 2022 | 08:34 AM
Omnia Ahmed

Harington Rigaud, director of Haiti’s National Police Academy, was shot and killed at the doors of a police training facility in a gang-controlled neighborhood in the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince, Haitian police announced Friday night.

The assassination comes as Haitian and international authorities grapple with how to control rampant gang violence in the Caribbean nation.

Video circulating on social media Friday shows Rigaud’s bloody dead body stretched out on the ground.

Police spokesman Garry Desrosiers revealed that Rigaud was shot in the head inside an official police vehicle as he was about to enter the police academy. The attackers also stole Rigaud's vehicle and kidnapped his driver.

The country’s crisis deepened following the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, which thrust the country into chaos.

In the same vein, the nation is struggling with a cholera outbreak, malnutrition, and a resulting migratory exodus.