Three of Puerto Rico's top police officer's are involved in a scandal that alleges domestic abuse and sexual misconduct against their wife and (in one case) daughter.
Jose Figueroa Sancha, Police Superintendant of Puerto Rico, confirmed that two of his top officers (Richard Nazario and Juan Sergio Rubin) are facing allegations from their wives.
Rubin's wife is also a police officer - Sgt. Nora Ramos. She alleges psychological abuse and spitting at her. The attorney for Rubin proposes that these allegations were fabricated after Rubin asked his wife for a divorce.
Nazario is accused by his wife of both psychological and physical abuse.
The most serious of allegations are against Hilton Cordero, a former San Juan Police Chief. His teenage daughter has accused him of posessing child pornagraphy and molesting both her and one of her friends.
These allegations are arising right at the moment that police are also up against a violent crime and murder wave in Puerto Rico, with deaths up by almost 25% this year.
If these allegations are true, one might ask the following:
When they come at their wives, do they have the courtesy of lighting up a blue light first to give them a chance to get away or is there little warning?
Note: About two years ago I spoke with a prosecutor in San Juan who stated that domestic abuse cases where on the rise and that a surprising number of those cases involved police officers.