NATIONAL POLICE ROLE IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE MURDERS OF SIX JESUIT PRIESTS

Created: 1/8/1990

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ONDERS IRONOMPLETE AND HONEST INVESTIGATION OFOTHER PERSONS WHICH OCCJLN

"Oy.pflER S AT THE l AN UNIVERSITY (UCAI . ^gj^ ^mWmWmWJt. Qh POUCl ulfItlALS IN TURN ORDERED THE NATIONAL TTjrTT^-TJITECTiyE DIVISION TORELIMINARY INVESTIGATION Ol THE MURDERS AND PROVlOf. jll NECESSARY SUPPORT TO THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT (SlU) INVESTIGATION. SB^MBVBaBSjMMBjBHBBR SENIOR POLICE OFFICIALS AR! COMMITTED TO SOLVING THE MURDERS AND BRINGING THJ GUILTY PARTIES TO JUSTICE. WHETHER THEY ARE FROM THE POLITICAL RIGHT OR LEFT. OR THE MILITARY.

2- THE NATIONAL POLICE ROLE HAS CONSISTED OF PROVIDING

TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO THE SlU. INCLUDING BALLISTIC COMPARISONS. FINCIRPRIHTWOR* AND ROUTlNf INViSI IGAlIVI PROCE OuRI'., ^BRBJBJL.THE NATIONAL POLICE ALSOREl IHINARY INVESTIGATION. WHICh FAILED TO TURN UP ANY PHYSlCAI EVIDENCE THEATHERED fiY THI NATIONAL POLICE INVESTIGATION CORRESPONDED WITH THAT OBTAINED BY THE SlUi THE AREA SURROUNDINGI cO"1ROL OF SAIVAOORAN ARMED FORCES IESAF) AND SECURITY FORCES PERSONNlI; THERE WAS NO GUERRILLA ACTIVITY REPORTED IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA AROUND THI UCA ON THE MIGHT Of THE MURDERS; AND THERE WERE NO ABANDONED OR STOLEN VEHICLES LEFT IN THE AREA TO PROVIDE CLUES AS TO IHE AUTHORS OF THE CRIME.

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IN THE MURDERS. Hi SAID HE BASED THIS OPINION ON

RfNTLT NO GUERRILLA ACTIVITY IH THE IMMEDIATE AREA AROUND THE PRIESTS' RESIDENCE PRIOR TO THI MURDERS. ANO THATUVT HlllT*RT PRESENCE IH THE AREA. HE ADDED. HOWEVER. THAT WHILE MANY IN THE NATIONAL POLICEF PARTICIPATION IN THI MURDERS. NO PROOI EXISTS TO IMPLICATE THE MILITARY IN THE CRIME.

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