Ecuador Times has learned that the Commander General of Police of Ecuador, Freddy Martinez, resigned after a rebellion by members of that institution who kidnapped Rafael Correa President for twelve hours, said a police spokesman who declined to be identified.
‘General Martinez just resign, “said the spokesman who declined to be named, adding that the officer give details of his resignation at a press conference scheduled for the next hours.
On Thursday morning, Martinez tried to quell the revolt of the police, but they refused to listen and the officer had to leave the main regiment of Quito, which had been seized by the mutineers.
Police and military groups revolted by a law passed Wednesday by the Legislature, which will reduce the economic benefits of the members.
The Ecuadorian president tried to stop the insubordination, but was attacked and took refuge in the Police Hospital, where he was held for 12 hours until he was rescued in an operation by military and police loyal to the government, which left two dead and 37 wounded at the intersection with bullets.
After their rescue, the president said the policemen punished in rebellion that ‘no forgiveness or forgetting’ he said.