CCPO station chiefs ordered to monitor cops
This is after the 13 cops of Sawang Calero Police Station were relieved from their posts following charges for robbery, torture and rape.

CCPO station chiefs ordered to monitor cops

Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office has ordered its station commanders to regularly monitor their personnel.

This is after the 13 cops of Sawang Calero Police Station were relieved from their posts following charges for robbery, torture and rape.

Police Lt. Colonel Ryan Devaras, CCPO deputy director for administration, said the 13 cops were already restricted inside the Police Regional Office 7.

"Under restriction, their movement is limited no, dili sila deployed, they are just there in PRO-7, for them to be available sa mga investigation and queries conducted," said Devaras.

If they want to go home, Devaras said it will be up to the decision of the regional director.

As part of their precautionary measures, Devaras said they have placed the relieved cops under a drug test right after their restriction, along with the other personnel from Sawang Calero Police Station.

"As to the 13 concerned personnel they also underwent drug tests, pero wala pa mi idea kung naa na bay result," said Devaras.

Aside from this, the CCPO headed by Police Colonel Josefino Ligan has been regularly conducting their moral recovery program wherein spiritual mentors will be visiting the stations and “align their actions according to the PNP's mission.”

The city director has been conducting a regular visit to the police stations and talking to them to avoid it from being spread over.

"The city director has visited and talked to the men regarding sa incident, and regular monitoring ang mga commanders sa ilang mga operatiba, labaw na gyud na nga gi-emphasize ni CD, dili lang jud complacent, as to the operations conducted by the operatives," said Devaras.

Devaras also said the Police Community Relations and the Administrative Section are planning to have another round of seminars reminding the personnel of anti-corruption.

“I believe not only Station 6, but whole CCPO mag-conduct ta og ing-ana nga mga reminders," he added.

Meanwhile, Police Major Alejandro Batobalonos, head of the Integrity Monitoring and Enhancement Group Visayas Field Unit (IMEG-VFU), said they are now awaiting the decision of the prosecutor's office on the cases they have filed against the said cops.

Batobalonos said those cops will now undergo the first hearing of their administrative charges. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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