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36 Central Luzon cops sacked after ‘internal cleansing’

Jan 24, 2022 @ 13:54
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Some 36 Central Luzon cops have been dismissed from service following the “intensified internal cleansing campaign” of the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO-3).

In a statement on Thursday, Brig. Gen. Matthew P. Baccay, PRO-3 regional director, said that aside from the dismissal from service of the police officers, 54 others were suspended, five were demoted, one had his salary forfeited while 12 were reprimanded for various offenses.

On the other hand, 603 were exonerated from their administrative cases while the others’ cases have yet to be resolved and awaiting decisions, the official said.

Baccay said those meted with disciplinary actions were given due process during the investigations before decisions were released.

Records from PRO-3’s Discipline Law and Order Section showed that a total of 441 administrative cases were filed from January to December last year against 865 erring police personnel in the region.

Of the total, 162 are commissioned officers, 701 are non-commissioned officers, and two are non-uniformed personnel.

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