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The Nation : 10 Policemen Convicted

March 29, 1985

Ten Puerto Rican police officers were found guilty in San Juan of committing perjury during a high-level investigation of the 1978 slayings of two independence advocates. The charges of perjury and obstruction of justice against the police officers stemmed from 1983 hearings in the Puerto Rico Senate in which three other officers testified that the two youths were killed by a police firing squad after surrendering. Police officially have contended that Carlos Soto Arrivi, 18, and Arnaldo Dario Rosado, 24, were killed in a shoot-out after police surprised them while they were preparing to blow up a television transmission tower.

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