Forty eight police personnel in Western Visayas have been slapped with administrative complaints.
The charges are currently being evaluated by the Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS) of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6).
PRO-6 spokesperson, Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, said the respondents were police commissioned officers and police non-commissioned officers.
“Not all 48 personnel are guilty, some are victims of circumstances, but still it depends on the RIAS and how the accused explain their side,” she said.
Malong said that PRO-6 director, Police Brigadier General Rolando Miranda, is really serious in disciplining his men while those who have achievements will be given recognition.
The last police officer who was slapped with an administrative case was Police Staff Sergeant Jhun Alvarez who was assigned at the Pandan Police Station in Antique province.
Alvarez mauled his live-in partner and illegally discharged his service firearm during their quarrel in their house at Barangay Tingib, Pandan on May 4.
He is facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9262, or The Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children Act of 2004./WDJ