2, the local daily newspaper La Tribuna had predicted that DIECP was on the way out, and a new structure was about to replace it.
La Tribunathen said that DIECP would be replaced by the Direccion de Asuntos Disciplinarios Policiales (Police Discipline Affairs Administration, DIADIPOL).
But just over two months later, Oscar Vasquez, who was then the DIECP chief, told journalists that "DIECP should have been strengthened instead of eliminated," a decision that implies "a setback in the task to cleanse the PN.
It's been apparent for a while that the DIECP wasn't working well.
Last year, "after re-evaluating assistance" to the directorate, "we determined that certain institutional reforms are necessary before the DIECP can fulfill its functions and therefore suspended US advisory assistance to the institution until further notice," the source added.
In the recommendations in its April 9 document, the committee pointed out that the DIECP structure "is not functional, there is no strategic plan, human talent is insufficient, there is a lack of training, and work is duplicated.
Based on its findings, the committee recommended DIECP be restructured to fulfill the goals set in the 2011 decree that created it.
During its first year of work "with the support of the US government, DIECP passed 230 resolutions, based on the polygraph test, for career police officers to be discharged, among them 16 high officials," Villanueva said.