Recurring involvement of current and former police officers in crimes damaging PNP’s reputation

Recurring involvement of current and former police officers in crimes damaging PNP’s reputation

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) admitted that they are dismayed over such cases, as they tarnish the reputation of authorities.

Moonlighting or illegal sidelines…kidnapping… robbery extortion…and illegal drugs.

These are just some of the frequent involvements of certain police officers despite the benefits they receive from the government.

Using their police uniforms, these individuals have been repeatedly linked to illegal activities.

According to the Department of Interior and Local Government – there’s direct supervision of the Philippine National Police should remove scalawags and other colleagues who damage the image of the PNP.

 ‘’That’s why the mechanism to filter out scalawags is truly important, and these people are the ones who are giving a bad name to the Philippine National Police. These individuals are damaging the name [of the PNP]. They are termites and miscreants,’’ Sec. Benhur Abalos.

Just recently, two AWOL police personnel were implicated in the disappearance and killing of beauty pageant contestant Geneva Lopez and her Israeli national boyfriend in June.

The bodies of the two victims were found buried in a quarry site in Capas, Tarlac.

The driver himself reported the two AWOL police who were primary suspects in the crime.

‘’Honestly, it’s painful and frustrating, but this is what I can say to our fellow countrymen: this is just minor. 99%of our policemen are true heroes. They sacrificed and laid down their lives for you. So please don’t lose faith in our police force because of this. It’s not like that— there are just a few, and we will make sure that these individuals will be removed,’’ Abalos said.

However, the statements of Abalos contradict the severe abuses committed by police during aggressive, inhumane illegal searches in the religious compounds of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in Davao City and Sarangani Province.

It should have been a simple service of a warrant—why did it have to turn violent?

Why did it have to cause harm?

Why did it require the combined forces of the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the elite force of the special action force?

The violent illegal search conducted by the police, with high-powered weapons, also caused severe trauma and distress among youth and elders alike.

Two indigenous B’laan brothers, supported by the KOJC, died after experiencing fear and trauma.

Up to this day, the PNP has yet to provide any information on its investigation into the evident violations by their own personnel in the aggressive service of an arrest warrant against Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, which ended in failure as they were unable to find their target.

Earlier, three senior PNP officials and 12 PNP personnel, including 9 CIDG members, 2 Special Action Force operatives, and 1 traffic enforcement unit member, were dismissed due to the incident.

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