Haiti arrests top security official in slain president probe

Jimmy Cherizier, alias Barbecue, a former police officer who heads a gang coalition known as “G9 Family and Allies,” pours spirits on a bonfire before setting it on fire during Voodoo ceremony to demand justice for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise in La Saline neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, July 26, 2021. Moise was assassinated on July 7 at his home. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Authorities in Haiti arrested a top official who served as general security coordinator when President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated, his attorney told The Associated Press on Monday.