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PNP chief: Courtesy resignations chance for 'clean slate' for police officials


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Members of the Philippine National Police line up for the monthly rank inspection at the Manila Police District Headquarters in this file photo.

STAR / Ernie Penaredondo, file


MANILA, Philippines — The courtesy resignations and the review by a yet to be formed panel will help future leaders of the Philippine National Police have a clean slate, Police Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., PNP chief, said Monday.


He said submitting to the review could mean that police officials not involved in the illegal drug trade would no longer operate under a cloud of doubt that some of them "have been suffering since 2016, actually."


Holding police officers with drug ties accountable was part of the "war on drugs" of the previous administration, with then-President Rodrigo Duterte himself accusing active and former police officials of drug ties in a speech in 2016. Through the years, several police officials have been charged with drug-related offenses although notably, convictions were lacking amid a high death toll of the controversial anti-narcotics campaign.


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/09/2236417/pnp-chief-courtesy-resignations-chance-clean-slate-police-officials


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