4 cops axed as PRO-13 intensifies internal cleansing

By Alexander Lopez

May 3, 2023, 7:57 pm

<p><em><span class="s1">(Graphics courtesy of PRO-13 Information Office)</span></em></p>
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(Graphics courtesy of PRO-13 Information Office)


BUTUAN CITY – Four erring cops were dismissed from service as part of the internal cleansing within the Police Regional Office in the Caraga Region (PRO-13).

In a statement Wednesday, PRO-13 director Brig. Gen. Pablo Labra II said the four were part of the 15 police personnel who were penalized.
“We won’t allow a few bad apples among our ranks to spoil the image of our entire organization eclipsing the good deeds being done daily by the majority of police personnel,” Labra said.
Cops involved in crimes and illegal activities, he added, will be sanctioned accordingly following their constitutional right to due process.
Based on the PRO-13 Discipline, Law, and Order Section (DLOS) records, at least 38 police personnel are facing administrative cases, 34 of which were filed since Labra assumed his post as PRO-13 chief last year.

Fifteen of the 38 were penalized as of May 3, of which four were ordered dismissed from service, five were suspended, two were forfeited of their salary, and four were reprimanded.

Those dismissed from service were proven guilty of grave neglect of duty and grave misconduct, Labra said. (PNA)