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Eleazar orders probe on alleged intrusion of cops in TUCP
PHILIPPINE National Police chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday ordered an investigation into the alleged harassment done last Tuesday by police officers in the compound of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) in Diliman, Quezon City.
Information reaching Camp Crame stated that six police officers allegedly went to the TUCP compound last Tuesday without any permission or search warrant.
The policemen said to be from the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group supposedly took photos of the daily attendance list and interrogated the staff of the union.
TUCP President and TUCP party-list Representative Raymond Mendoza denounced the incident and called it an intrusion as the police personnel supposedly did not explain the purpose of their visit.
“I have tasked the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the Quezon City Police District to look into the allegation against our personnel. Kailangang matukoy ang mga personnel na nagtungo sa opisina ng TUCP at pagpapaliwanagin natin sila kung ano ba ang dahilan ng kanilang pagpunta doon,” Eleazar said.
“We will determine if the protocols were followed by the police officers when they went to the TUCP compound. Kung mayroong hindi nasunod sa protocols ay hindi naman natin ito palalagpasin at agad naming aaksyunan,” he added.
The PNP chief vowed to personally monitor the update on the investigation of the incident.
“Malamang na sariling inisyatibo ito ng mga pulis na sangkot dahil walang anumang ibinababang kautusan ang PNP higher headquarters na magsagawa ng mga ganitong pagkilos,” he said.
“The PNP has taken note of the TUCP’s complaint and we will seriously look into this. We will take the necessary action against the concerned policemen once proven that they have erred in their conduct,” Eleazar assured.