Jul 16, 2021 - World

Security officials for assassinated Moïse placed under travel restrictions

FBI agents exiting the residence of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince on July 15.
FBI agents exiting the residence of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince on July 15. Photo: Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP via Getty Images

At least four security officials who were in charge of protecting President Jovenel Moïse the night he was assassinated were issued travel restrictions on Friday as part of an investigation into the killing, Haitian prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude said per the Washington Post.

Why it matters: Among the restricted security officials is Dimitri Hérard, chief of security at Haiti's presidential palace, who was arrested Thursday.

Catch up quick: So far, over 20 people have been arrested and local law enforcement has conducted more than 25 interviews as part of its investigation, the head of Haiti’s national police force said at a news conference Friday, per the Post.

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