Malapitan backs police revamp
Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan backed the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO's) decision to relieve and replace the entire police force of the city and said rogue cops must be weeded out.
"We support the decision of the NCRPO to replace all the policemen in Caloocan. We need to act to remove all the 'rotten' cops who destroyed the name of Caloocan," Malapitan said.
NCRPO regional director Oscar Albayalde has ordered the relief of all policemen of Caloocan on Friday. There are around 1,200 police officers assigned in Caloocan City.
The relieved police officers will undergo retrianing.
The Caloocan City has been heavily criticized and condemned following the deaths of two teenagers.
Kian Loyd delos Santos, 17, was killed in an alleged shootout in Barangay 160. Witnessses, however, claimed that he did not resist arrest. A closed circuit television footage also showed that he was manhandled by the police.
Carl Angelo Arnaiz, 19, allegedly resisted arrest after robbing a taxi driver, which prompted the police to shoot him.
The taxi driver, however, claimed otherwise.