LOOK: Senator to file bill requiring cops to wear body cameras in drug raids - PilipiKnows

LOOK: Senator to file bill requiring cops to wear body cameras in drug raids

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday said he will file a bill requiring policemen to wear body cameras amid medicate strikes in wake of the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Gatchalian said a body camera would be a "capable apparatus" to ensure transparency in drug raids.

"Film gathered from police body cams would give solid confirmation to hold police scalawags administratively and criminally subject for abusing their pledge to serve and secure the general population," he said.

The proposed measure, he stated, will require policemen to record the whole hostile to drugs operation – from arrangement to the objective until the finish of the mission.

He said the body cameras should be worn by policemen during search and buy-bust operations.

The senator said policemen who will fail to comply should be summarily suspended and if the unrecorded operation would result in injury or death of a drug suspect, the policemen should be dismissed from the service and recommended for criminal prosecution.

He added that the body camares would help the Philippine National Police (PNP) “separate the decent, law-abiding from scalawags.”

Gatchalian urged PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa and other police officials to support the bill.

A similar proposal called the Body Camera Bill had been filed by Muntinlupa City Representative Ruffy Biazon at the House of Representatives in April last year.



Authorities claimed that Delos Santos attempted to flee when they were approaching him. Police chased him but the teenager allegedly drew a gun and fired at them, forcing them to fire back.

A CCTV film, however , demonstrates two policemen dragging without end the young person, in opposition to claims that he opposed capture and took off.

A week ago, no less than 90 drug suspects were slaughtered by policemen in drug raids in Bulacan and Metro Manila.

Late July, policemen murdered 16 individuals during predawn attacks at the living arrangements of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Jr.

The mayor, his wife and siblings were among those killed.

Police had conceded that the CCTV cameras at the leader's house were disable during the operation.

Individuals from the Parojinog family had claimed that the mayor and the others were summarily executed and evidence recovered by police were planted.

The Ozamiz City police had kept up that the chairman and the others let go at the raiding group.


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