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PNP reminds cops of operational procedure after 6-year-old boy’s death

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 07:44 PM May 02, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) reminded police officers to comply with the Revised Police Operational Procedure following the death of a 6-year-old boy in Caloocan City.

“Compliance to the requirements prescribed in the POP duly establishes a presumption of regularity in the performance of a duty under any circumstances,” PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said in a statement on Thursday.

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On Sunday, Grade 1 pupil Gian Habal was killed by a stray bullet as Police Corporal Rocky delos Reyes pursue a drug suspect.

Albayalde said if Delos Reyes “faithfully followed the police procedure” the death of Habal would have been prevented.

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The PNP chief said police officers should be mindful of Rules 7 and 8 of the procedure, which states that the “use of force during police operations define the circumstances when the use of firearms in police operations is justified.” /ee

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