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Director of Chile's Investigation Police Steps Down

After a long phone conversation with President Bachelet, Arturo Herrera, the director of Chile’s Investigation Police, resigned only 4 months before his term was over. Herrera, who had been in the force for over 38 years, was accused on a national television program of being involved in an underage prostitution ring. Such accusations have prompted investigations on the former director, who is also believed to have had links to the secret police during the days of Augusto Pinochet.

In an interview with “El Mercurio,” Herrera claimed his resignation was his own initiative even after being under pressure for the last few days. President Bachelet has appointed Marco Vásquez Meza as his successor.

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Tags: Chile, Michelle Bachelet, Arturo Herrera, Marco Vásquez Meza

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