Task force vs rogue cops may be launched next week

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Posted at Feb 03 2017 02:10 PM | Updated as of Feb 03 2017 02:24 PM

MANILA - Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa on Friday has signed the memorandum creating a counterintelligence task force against rogue cops, and it may be enforced next week.

The PNP is currently beset with controversies, after news broke out that cops killed Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo inside PNP headquarters. 

The organization's role in the administration's war on drugs had been put temporarily on hold, as they prioritize instead the "internal cleansing" of its ranks. 

Dela Rosa had said a task force will carry out its "war on scalawags."

"Napirmahan ko na, so ready for launching na 'yan, maybe next week. Baka Monday pwede nang i-launch yan at pwede na silang mag-entertain ng mga complaints, mga information about rogue cops," he said of the task force.

(I've signed it already, so it's ready for launching maybe next week. Maybe on Monday, we can launch it and it can already entertain complaints, information about rogue cops.)

Dela Rosa said the task force shall be composed of tactical units coming from the Special Action Force, intelligence operatives, the intelligence group, and investigation teams.

He inspected a parking area inside Camp Crame, where car evidence gathered by the now-defunct Anti-Illegal Drugs Group are placed, as a possible headquarters for the task force.

He said they will seek the court's approval to transfer these pieces of evidence to the custody of the Dangerous Drugs Board.

-with reports from Henry Atuelan, DZMM