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Entire Caloocan Police force to be relieved —NCRPO chief


National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde on Friday said that the entire personnel of the Caloocan City Police district will be relieved from their posts.

"Sa ngayon yung ginawa natin na Substation 7, lahat po iyon ay tinanggal na natin. Lahat ng personnel na 'yon, 62 of them plus 13 from the public safety battalion ng Northern Police District," Albayalde said in an interview on radio dzBB.

"Ngayong araw na ito, tatanggalin na din natin lahat ng personnel nila from station 2 at tsaka yung station 7," he added.

Albayalde said that the relieved police personnel will have to undergo retraining for 45 days.

"Yung tatlong station na 'yun ay uunahin ngunit ang tinitingnan natin ang lahat ng personnel ay papalitan natin at iikot at magu-undergo sila ng retraining," he said.

Meanwhile, regional public safety battalion personnel and police contingent during the ASEAN will take over their posts.

Albayalde assured the public that operations in Caloocan will not be interrupted despite the shake-up.

"Maglalagay din tayo ng mga responsible officers at sila po ang bahala doon sa ilalagay na non-officers don sa pagtitingin sa peace and order doon," he said.

"Kaya mas mabuti siguro na ito'y isang parang preemptive measure na gagawin na natin para maiwasan ang iba pang pangyayari na nangyari o mga nangyari nung mga nakalipas na araw," he added.

All 1,000 police personnel will be sacked after a controversial raid by a police team on a house without a search warrant, dzBB's Manny Vargas reported. 

This also came in after the recent killings of teenagers in police operations, heaping criticisms on the Caloocan Police force. 

Vargas reported that the Caloocan police force were ordered relieved due to the report that they have conducted an operation on September 7 without a search warrant while personnel involved were also wearing civilian clothing.

"Lumalabas kasi may isang insidente silang natuklasan, naisumbong at nalaman ni director Albayalde. Ang pangyayari pala ay ito, may pinasok silang isang bahay na wala silang search warrant, nakasibilyan ang mga pumasok, nakasibilyan ang mga pulis, at nung pumasok sila ang unang pumasok ay police asset," Vargas reported. 

For his part, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II reminded the public to know their right against unreasonable search and seizures.

"Strictly speaking, kung kakatok sila at sila'y pagbubuksan at sila'y papapasukin sa bahay ay walang violation ng domicile," he said.

"Syempre ang the best dyan ay for the police to get a search warrant kung talagang kinakailangang pumasok o kaya naman maging magalang sila sa paghingi ng pahintulot o kaya sa mga maybahay kung ayaw niyo talagang papasukin ang pulis na walang search warrant magagawa niyo yan by politely declining." — with Virgil Lopez/LBG/KG/RSJ, GMA News