PRO-9’s IAS tackle 107 cases against erring cops PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 16:42

The Internal Affairs Service Office of the Police Regional  Office-9 has received 107 complaint-cases against erring policemen since 2010 up to the present.

IAS Regional Chief  Supt. Edwin Saagundo  disclosed that  47 of the total cases were dropped because the complainants and the respondents entered into an amicable settlement.    Most of the 47 cases are involved non payment of debts and asking support for the family.

Twenty one of the cases have been decided but subject for review as the respondent-policemen have filed motion for reconsideration.

Two junior officers will be demoted from Chief Inspector to Senior Inpector because of grave misconduct. Three non-commissioned officer will also be demoted for grave misconduct.
The rest of the cases are scheduled for trial.

Saagundo advised the complainants not to be carried away by the threat of the respondents or erring policemen because the Philippine National Police will do its best to remove scalawags or “bad eggs” from the service.

“Filing of cases against bad policemen should be encouraged so that their wrong doings will not influences others or destroy the institution,” Saagundo said.

He said that even himself had received a threat but his office continues to prosecute erring policemen so that the truth will prevail. — Allen Abastillas