PNH specialized force at the funeral of four police officers killed in Pétion-Ville in January. Photos by Marvens Compère for the Haitian Times
PNH specialized force at the funeral of four police officers killed in Pétion-Ville in January. Photos by Marvens Compère for the Haitian Times

PORT-AU-PRINCE — A Haitian National Police (PNH) special unit regained control of the L’Estère police station Feb. 23 after a local gang attacked the precinct, causing officers to flee for their lives. 

Police officials said the town had been without law enforcement support since the attack on the station by the “Kokorat San Ras” gang the previous day. Six officers fled the precinct when backup and reinforcements requested failed to come in time.

Overview:

A Haitian National Police (PNH) special unit regained control of the L’Estère police station in the Artibonite region on Thursday after a local gang attacked it.

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Murdith Joseph is a social worker and journalist. She studied at the State University of Haiti and Maurice Communication. She first worked as a journalist presenter and reporter for Radio Sans Fin (RSF) then as a journalist reporter for Radio tele pacific and writting for the daily Le National. Today she joined the Haitian Times team and covers the news in Port-Au-Prince-Haiti.