Bato meets Korean police exec to discuss Jee slay

Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 14 2017 04:57 PM

MANILA – Philippine National Police chief, Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Tuesday met with Deputy Commissioner General Kim Kiu Chan of the Korea National Police Agency in Came Crame.

The meeting of the two high-ranking police officials comes following the death of Korean Jee Ick-joo at the hands of rogue cops inside the PNP headquarters.

Prior to the meeting, Dela Rosa told reporters in a chance interview that he will be giving Kim updates on the PNP's probe into the death of Korean businessman.

The PNP has yet to provide details on what transpired during the closed-door meeting.

Jee’s death prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to halt the police’s war on drugs and relegate the gargantuan task to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

It was a stunning turnaround by Duterte, who had until then stood unswervingly behind his police force through months of allegations that its officers were guilty of extra-judicial killings and colluding with hit men in a campaign that has claimed the lives of more than 7,600 people, mostly drug pushers and users, in seven months. – with Reuters