Cops assigned in killing-prone areas maybe held accountable PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 August 2012 14:24

Officer-In-Charge of the Zamboanga City Police Office Sr. Supt. James Mejia yesterday said that policemen designated in areas where crimes always take place will be investigated and be possibly held accountable.

Mejia cited the shooting incident along Governor Camins road the other night which happened not so late in the evening and where policemen are regularly assigned.

“We will be asking the police assigned in the area where shooting incident happened. They should be held accountable. I want to know kung saan sila when the incident happened,” Mejia told newsmen.

Just this year, several shooting incidents have  taken place along Gov. Camins Ave. Men in uniform were among the victims.

Based on police record, there are 132 shooting incidents happened from January to the present this year. Twenty five of the killings were perpetrated by criminals riding tandem on motorcycles.

Of the 132 cases, a large percentage were resolved, others were cleared but many are still being considered unsolved due to no witnesses and sometime lack of cooperation from the family of the victims.

To strengthen its campaign against criminals riding tandem on motorcycles, Mejia said that he is going to strictly implement the no-plate, no-travel policy effective immediately.

The implementation of the no-plate, no-travel policy was one of the topics discussed during the City Peace and Order Council meeting recently. — Jimmy Villaflores