Chile’s Police Chief Resigns Amid Allegations of Human Rights Abuses

His resignation comes immediately after police officers on Wednesday allegedly shot and wounded two boys during a raid at the offices of Chile’s child welfare service in Talcahuano, a coastal port city south of the capital Santiago.

RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL - Chile’s police chief Mario Rozas resigned on Thursday, November 19th, following months of controversy over alleged rights abuses and excessive use of force by the country’s security forces.

His resignation comes immediately after police officers on Wednesday allegedly shot and wounded two boys during a raid at the offices of Chile’s child welfare service in Talcahuano, a coastal port city south of the capital Santiago.

Rozas’ leadership had already come under heavy scrutiny last year, after thousands of Chileans were injured in clashes with police during mass protests over inequality. Those incidents prompted . . .

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