Dick Gordon to PNP :"Ibalik nyo ang tiwala ng taong bayan,Lahat ng Operations dapat may Body Cams"

Senator Richard Gordon on Monday said it was doubtless that 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos was executed, contrary to police claims that he was killed in a shootout during an anti-drug operation in Caloocan City last week.


"Walang kaduda-duda na ito ay pinaslang," he said in an interview on QRT.
Gordon also said police claims that Delos Santos was a drug runner do not justify killing him.
"Whether or not he was carrying drugs or whatnot, kahit na dalawang sachet, hindi dapat pinapatay na ganun ang tao," Gordon said.
The Senate is set to start its investigation of the death of Delos Santos on Thursday, to be spearheaded by the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs under Senator Panfilo Lacson, a former police official.

On Sunday night, 14 of the 17-member Senate majority bloc signed a resolution condemning Delos Santos' death as well as the "recent spate of abuses resulting in excessive and unnecessary deaths in the conduct of the campaign against illegal drugs."
"Pare-pareho kaming na-shock," Gordon said in the interview, referring to circumstances that led to the signing of the resolution.
Gordon also reiterated that President Rodrigo Duterte should tone down his rhetoric that seems to encourage killings in the name of his administration's war on drugs.
"Dapat huwag pinapalakas ang loob ng mga pulis na baril lang nang baril," he said, adding that Duterte should "protect the people first before he protects the police."
Duterte has been widely faulted for the spate of drug-related killings under his administration due to his speeches giving assurance to the police that he has their back.


Malacañang, following Delos Santos' death, said despite his rhetoric, Duterte will not tolerate police abuse. 
In his Facebook page,Sen. Dick Gordon posted there that the Police now should have and  wear body and car camera to prove and gain back the trust of some Filipino people.
"I SAID IT THEN, I WILL SAY IT AGAIN... we need to equip our policemen and other law enforcers, especially those who are part of operations being conducted, with body cameras that would record their interaction with the public,” the senator said amid the public uproar over the anti-illegal drugs operation conducted last week in Caloocan City, dubbed as “One Time, Big Time” drug raid, that resulted in the death of Grade 11 student Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Gordon reiterated the recommendation he made last year in the committee report submitted by the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights after conducting an investigation on rampant killings involving police operations.
“The use of body cameras would aid the police in gathering evidence at crime scenes. In other countries that already use body cameras, it has been known to increase both police and citizen accountability. By recording police-citizen encounters, police supervisors, judges, reporters, and others can get objective evidence of what happened instead of self-serving hearsay. May record kung ano talaga ang nangyari kahit walang CCTV sa area,” he added.


Body worn video (BWV), also known as body cameras and body-worn cameras, or wearable cameras is an audio, video, or photographic recording system, which is being utilized in several countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States and Denmark, to reduce police misconduct.
“The use of body cameras is part of a holistic approach to improve our criminal justice system that I recommended in the committee report we submitted last year. The recommendation also included regular reporting by the police to a congressional oversight committee, strengthening the Peoples’ Law Enforcement Boards or PLEBS, the conduct of speedy investigations by the PNP’s Internal Affairs Service para hindi na sila IWAS instead na IAS, and the creation of police courts, among others,” Gordon pointed out.
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