The official refuses to comply with a ruling made by the Pichincha's Provincial Court of Justice that ordered the reinstatement of two Police officers.
In 2018, Lieutenant Colonels Roberto Almeida and Richar Martinez participated along with other officers in a promotion process. However, despite having complied with the requirements, they were not promoted to Colonels.
That year, Minister Romo signed an agreement with which she terminated the functions of 11 police officers who had not been promoted. Almeida and Martinez were on that list.
The officials assured that there were irregularities in the promotion qualification process of the National Police members. "The Interior Ministry used a methodology which had not yet been approved or promulgated in the Official Registry," they agreed.