PNP: Cops with cases deserve due process
The Philippine National Police sought to give an assurance that police officers with pending cases related to antidrug operations would not be let off the hook, although they would be accorded due process as well.
Amid the promotion of some police officers tagged in the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos, PNP spokesperson Senior Supt. Benigno Durana said the officers had been given due process, not special treatment.
He said PNP investigators “found out that these officers are not in any way involved or you cannot ascribe command responsibility.”
In a press briefing in Malacañang on Friday, Durana said police officers deserved due process, too.
“We want to make sure that while the accused drugs suspects should be given due process, we should also give due process to the ones running after the criminals,” he said. —Julie M. Aurelio
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