By Genalyn Kabiling
The government is expected to complete in two or three months an inventory of the killings linked to its war on drugs to determine whether or not law enforcers committed irregularities.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said his office was working with the Philippine National Police (PNP) to “document” and review every drug-related killing, adding they were “halfway done.”
Roque also serves as Presidential adviser on human rights.
“I’ve actually coordinated with the police to document each of the killings that they have reported and actually make sure that there is no basis to prosecute our men in uniform in connection with any of these killings. We’re halfway done,” he said during a Palace press briefing.
“In a few months, I will have a file each for every killing that reported by the PNP indicating that there was no excessive use of force,” he said.
Roque, however, assured that cops could face charges if proven they used excessive force against drug suspects.
“If there is a reason to file charges against the killers, then I will encourage the filing of charges para matapos na nga iyong pagpupula na walang ginagawa. Hindi naman po mabilis lang ito dahil isa-isang iniimbestigahan iyan,” he said.
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