NYPD Set to Aid Haitian Cops

August 3, 2010  |  

(WSJ) — New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly returned to Haiti on Monday to meet with the earthquake-devastated country’s president and lay the groundwork for the deployment later this month of six Creole-speaking NYPD officers to help train the Haitian police force.

Mr. Kelly, who helped establish an interim police force there after political chaos enveloped Haiti in the 1990s, met with Haitian President Rene Preval and his top security officials to discuss Haiti’s law-enforcement strategies.

Mr. Kelly last met with Mr. Preval in early January, three days before Haiti was hit by a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that killed at least 230,000, displaced millions and crippled the country’s physical and governmental infrastructures.

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