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WITH DRUG WAR SUSPENDED:

PNP now has time to re-train cops, weed out rogue cops – Roque

Lawmaker lauds police for focusing on internal reform, cleanup for now
/ 06:26 PM January 30, 2017
Atty. Harry Roque Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Atty. Harry Roque Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA — Kabayan Party-list Rep. Harry Roque has lauded the Philippine National Police’s move to suspend its bloody anti-drug operations amid corruption and abuses among its ranks.

In a statement, Roque said that “ridding the organization of rotten members is the necessary first step to wide-ranging reforms in the PNP.”

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He said the PNP should also train its members on human rights-based policing, in view of the abuses that attended the government’s flagship anti-drug program Oplan Tokhang.

“The sheer volume of abuses committed by the police, particularly the extra-legal killings, during the implementation of Oplan Tokhang cannot be simply ignored,” he said.

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Roque added that the murder of South Korean national Jee Ick-joo has been “proof” that the police themselves “are the ones involved in crimes instead of being the ones implementing the law.”  SFM

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