The whole 1,200-strong police power in Caloocan is to be sacked and retrained in response to a sequence of controversies, together with the killing of two youngsters and a housebreaking.
Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde stated in the present day (Friday, September 15) that after 45 days of retraining they might be reassigned to different police models, not essentially in Manila.
“We will start with the city’s police precincts two and seven,” he stated. All personnel in Caloocan’s headquarters and seven precincts can be briefly changed by the regional public security battalion, a combat-trained unit.
“This will be done in batches,” he stated.
Albayalde didn’t say how lengthy the retraining would final and how lengthy it might take for all the police power in Caloocan to get replaced.
It is the primary time a complete metropolis police unit has been relieved of its duties since President Duterte unleashed his battle on, a marketing campaign that has killed hundreds of Filipinos.
The transfer comes amid intense scrutiny of police actions in Caloocan after the killing of 17-year previous Kian Loyd Delos Santos final month in what police declare was an anti-drugs operation. Three officers concerned in his killing say he fired at them and they acted in self-defence.
His legal professionals and household, nonetheless, preserve he was murdered in chilly blood.
Another teenager, Carl Arnaiz, suffered an identical destiny. He was accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and capturing at police who tried to arrest him. The taxi driver has informed reporters he noticed him alive in custody.
About two dozen Caloocan residents, holding placards saying “Stop the Killings”, held a loud protest exterior the precinct’s police headquarters.
Caloocan police fired after housebreaking
Today’s order adopted studies that 13 members of Caloocan’s precinct 4 raided an aged lady’s dwelling and stole cash. The incident was captured on CCTV.
Footage of the alleged theft was uploaded on social media websites and went viral. Albayalde then issued the orders to alleviate the Caloocan precincts.
“From what we have seen this has been done or will continue to be done by others so it is best to implement this preemptive measure to avoid similar incidents,” he informed reporters.
He warned different districts in Manila might face related sanctions if they didn’t form up.