Senator Panfilo Lacson is taking the Reuters report on extrajudicial killings as mere “gossip” because it was primarily based primarily on accounts by nameless police officers.
Lacson, a former chief of the Philippine National Police, dared the worldwide information wire company to determine their sources and current proof of the allegation that cops kill drug suspects for cash.
“Unless Reuters identifies the two police officers who should show convincing proof of their accusations against the PNP, I will describe that report as gossip, plain and simple,” he mentioned in a textual content message to reporters Wednesday (April 19).
Citing data from an energetic police intelligence officer and a retired PNP official, Reuters reported that cops have been behind the sequence of killings of suspected criminals.
Speaking on the situation of anonymity, the policemen instructed Reuters that some cops have obtain as P50,000 for every of the targets they’ve eradicated in the identify of the administration’s battle on medication.
Policemen, Reuters reported, additionally plant proof on the crime scene to make it seem that what they carried out was a legislation enforcement operation.
The same report was earlier made public by Amnesty International (AI) someday final Feb., additionally quoting a police officer as a source and mentioned that they receives a commission as a lot as P15,000 for each drug suspect they kill.
Lacson, chair of the Senate committee on public order and harmful medication, has written a letter to the worldwide human rights watchdog asking them to current adequate proof that their allegations are true.
He has but to be given any reply by the AI.