Dimitri Hérard was put in police authority in the midst of inquiries over how outfitted aggressors had the option to kill President Jovenel Moïse in his intensely protected home.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The head of royal residence security for President Jovenel Moïse, who was killed last week at his home by a group of outfitted men in an assault that has shaken an all around delicate country, was taken into police guardianship on Thursday.
The confinement of the security boss for the official royal residence, Dimitri Hérard, was affirmed by Marie Michelle Verrier, a representative for Haiti’s National Police.
Mr. Hérard was one of four individuals from the president’s security staff whom the state investigator was wanting to bring in for addressing recently, as questions stayed over how the aggressors figured out how to enter the intensely protected home.
The top of the official watchman and two other top protectors had additionally been brought in for a brief investigation, Bedford Claude, the main public examiner in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, said recently. He had given summons for the four to show up as a feature of the examination concerning the death.
Mr. Hérard’s confinement comes as questions have been raised about the reaction of safety officers after two dozen equipped soldiers of fortune drove up to the president’s home in a few vehicles, with some blamed for entering the home and starting to shoot subsequent to being met with little opposition.
The castle security boss has additionally stood out on the grounds that he made a few visits in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, long before the death. Haitian authorities say a gathering of previous commandos from Colombia, whom they blame for going about as hired soldiers, assumed a focal part in the killing.
Colombia’s protection serve said during a news gathering on Monday that Mr. Hérard, who was prepared in adjoining Ecuador, traveled through Bogotá multiple times this year en route to other Latin American nations, halting for two days or more on something like one event.
Last week, Mr. Hérard declined to react to inquiries from The New York Times, messaging: “Tragically, subsequent to talking with my legal counselor, I am not in a situation to remark on this at the exact second as this is an open examination and a question of public safety.”
When asked, he didn’t give the name of his attorney.