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2, GENERAL 8AEZAIST OF AN ADDITIONAL 2BSFFICERS SUSPECTED OF BEING MARXISTS. OAL IS TO TOALLVV ELHINATE MARXIST INFLUENCE FROH THE DEPARTMENT, TO THIS ENOINTENDS TO REVIEH INDIVIDUALLY; THE ACTIVITIES AND FILES OF ALL PERSONNEL'AND ESPECIALLY OF* THOSE MHO HAVE ENTERED THE DI SINCE THE GOVERNMENT OP FORMER PRESIDENT SALVADOR TOOK PSJEK INHNENTl EMPLOYEES MERE BROJGHT INTO THE DI BY FORMER DIRECTOR EDUARDO -COCO" PAREDES WITHOUT BEING 'OBLIGATEDTO UNDERGO BACKGROUND
3. ^ ^COMMENT: HOST DI PERSONNEL. PERHAPSER CENT, ARE PLEASED MITH THE ACTIONS OF THE NEN DIRECTOR AND HOPE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MILL REGAIN THE PRESTIGE THEY FEEL IT HAS LOST DURING THE PAST THREE YEARS. DURING THIS PERIOD. ROUTINE POLICE WORK HAD BEEN PRACTICALLY IGNORED, AND THE MAJOR PART OF THE DI'S EFFORTS HERE PUT INTO THE INVESTIGATION OF GROUPS OPPOSING THE ALLENDE GOVERNMENT.)Original document.