88 QCPD Cops Relieved From Post
Ringo | On 28, Jul 2016
The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) ordered the relief of dozens of its members pending to the investigation after one of its leader was killed in shootout.
Senior Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, the acting chief of the QCPD, said a total of 88 police were removed from their post as the investigation continues in the issue involving an official who was killed in a shootout with his fellow officers on Tuesday.
Eleazear said 35 members of the District Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Tasked Group (DAID-SOTG) and 53 members of the anti-narcotics unit of the Batasan Police have been removed from their positions.
“I believe they have to be relieved. They will be investigated. We also need to have new blood in our ranks,” said Eleazar in an interview with Inquirer.
Eleazar also noted that these officials will be transferred to the District Headquarters Support Unit (DHSU) in Camp Karingal, Quezon City.
Last week, Senior Supt. Ramon Castillo of the QC anti-illegal drugs operations task group was killed after he tried to evade arrest during a drug buy busy operation in Barangay Greater Fairview.
The QCPD chief also appointed Supt. Godfredo Kinhude Tul-O as the new chief of the anti-illegal drugs division.