Sinas denies discouraging public from documenting crimes

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Posted at Dec 24 2020 01:06 PM

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The head of the Philippine National Police denied on Thursday discouraging the public from documenting crimes. 

"Hindi ko po sinabi na bawal o 'wag kumuha ng video.... Ang sabi ko po dapat mag-ingat," PNP Chief Gen. Debold Sinas said in a public briefing. 

(I didn't say it was banned or that they shouldn't take a video. I said, be careful.)

Sinas made the statement after a video made rounds online showing a off-duty policeman shooting dead his unarmed female neighbor and her son. 

The viral video was taken by minors, he said. 

"Hindi po sinabi na bawal mag-document. Social responsibility din po nating lahat iyon, lalo na iyong nasa publiko. Ang panawagan ko lang, sana mag-ingat kayo," Sinas said. 

(I didn't say documenting is banned. That is our social responsibility, especially in public areas. My request is that they just be careful.)