PNP says won't tolerate police involved in crime

Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 15 2018 02:46 PM

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday condemned the alleged involvement of policemen in crimes in Manila and Bulacan.

In a statement, the PNP said it is already investigating criminal allegations against its personnel and assured punishment for those found guilty.

"The PNP does not condone wrongdoings of rogue police personnel," it said.

"Appropriate criminal and administrative charges shall be filed against those involved as warranted by evidence or testimonies," it added.

The PNP released the statement after 2 reported cases of police abuse.

In Bulacan, a pregnant woman accused 4 policemen of raping her and performing lewd acts on her in front of her 2-year-old child.

Bulacan police chief Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat on Thursday said 3 of the policemen allegedly involved have been removed from their posts and are already being investigated.

Meanwhile, in Manila, an 11-year-old girl accused policemen of indecently touching her while in a dark and narrow street in Sampaloc on Monday night.

CCTV footage showed 4 policemen in civilian clothes following the girl and cornering her on Simoun and Prudencio Streets.

Sampaloc Police confirmed the cops are assigned to the station's drug enforcement unit and were conducting an anti-illegal drug operation in the area that night.

The policemen confirmed frisking the girl but denied touching delicate parts of her body.

The girl and her mother already filed a complaint against the policemen.