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3 Puerto Rico police officers accused of kidnapping, robbery in Dominican migrant case

Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have arrested three police officers who face charges including kidnapping and aggravated robbery in a case involving a Dominican migrant.

The arrest comes just days after a Dominican man complained that officers approached him this week and began to search his car without offering any explanation. He told police officials that the officers then placed him in a patrol car and dropped him elsewhere and took $1,000 in cash from his car.

Police said in a tweet posted Saturday that the officers are being held on $750,000 bond each.

Puerto Rico's police department is undergoing a 10-year federally mandated reform after a 2011 federal report accused officers of illegal killings, corruption and civil rights violations.