The Guayas District Attorney in charge, Paul Ponce Quiroz, ordered a criminal inquiry against the five police former commissaries who resigned their post last week, following complaints of alleged irregularities.
The public reports of possible acts of extortion and bribes were delivered against the secretaries and commissioners of police Cesar Hurtado, Lorena Alarcon, Jaqueline Hurtado, Estela Esther Ansuástegui Narvaez, who submitted their resignations on 11 April, according to the information disseminated through the media, the prosecution said in a statement.
The day of the collective resignation of the five Commissioners of Police, the Attorney General’s Office, Galo Chiriboga, said they were “investigating events surrounding the conduct of the commissioners, because they committed crimes against public order.”
Allegations of irregularities are being investigated also by the National Secretariat of Transparency of Management (SNTG).
Interior Minister, José Serrano, said on Wednesday he will not accept the outputs of the commissioners until no inventoried the office and complete the audit of Transparency.
Despite the order issued by the Minister Jose Serrano, the commissioners were not in the Police Station. (FL)