PNP to check if more folders on cops under probe also missing

AFTER NCRPO INCIDENT

Published January 15, 2024 1:29pm

The Philippine National Police (PNP) wants records of its regional units reviewed after the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported that its folders on policemen under investigation went missing.

“I am encouraging all other regions to review and check under system or in their records kung may similar incidents,” PNP chief Police General Benjamin Acorda Jr. said in a press conference at Camp Crame on Monday.

(I am encouraging all other regions to review and check under their system or in their records if they have similar incidents.)

“We are assuming mayroon din sa ibang region (there are similar incidents in other regions),” he added.

Acorda said the incident in the NCRPO is “alarming” as integrity enhancement, including cleansing and imposing appropriate penalty, is part of PNP’s five focus agenda.

“Definitely, alarming iyon because part of our focus agenda is integrity enhancement and kasama diyan ang cleansing natin and imposing the right penalty. If there are things that affect No.3 item natin sa five focus agenda, we will give special attention to that,” he said.

(Definitely, it is alarming because part of our focus agenda is integrity enhancement, including cleansing and imposing the right penalty. If there are things that affect the No.3 item of our five focus agenda, we will give special attention to that.)

NCRPO chief Police Major General Melencio Nartatez Jr. earlier bared that the case folders of several police officers who are under investigation for administrative cases went missing.

Nartatez said the NCRPO is investigating the incident to unmask the persons involved and determine possible connivance of police personnel.

“Hindi lang nawawala, nadi-delay or tinutulugan. Imbes na for dismissal siya is maging suspension lang in cahoots and/or connivance with the drafter ng isang resolution and or nag conduct ng summary dismissal proceedings,” the NCRPO chief hade said.

(There may be connivance between police personnel. We saw that in some cases, the penalty was downgraded from dismissal to suspension. This may be due to the resolution drafter or the conductor of summary dismissal proceedings being in cahoots with them.) —KBK, GMA Integrated News 

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