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Cops who killed soldiers in Sulu restricted to Camp Crame

Rambo Talabong
The 9 Jolo cops who gunned down 4 intelligence officers are detained in Camp Crame as the National Bureau of Investigation continues its probe

CAMP CRAME. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The 9 cops accused of killing 4 intelligence officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Sulu were transferred to the Philippine National Police Camp Crame headquarters, the PNP Public Information Office said on Wednesday, July 8.

The PNP said the 9 cops arrived in Manila on Tuesday morning, July 7.

Why does this matter? The 9 cops were flown to Manila from Sulu so that they can be probed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), without the risk of the cops escaping and going into hiding.

The 9 cops were placed under the custody of the Camp Crame Headquarters Support Service, which is in charge of security and order inside the national headquarters.

What comes next? The NBI has yet to provide updates on its investigation, which will decide what criminal complaints would be filed against the cops. (READ: ‘It was murder’: Army bares details of Jolo police ‘rubout’ of 4 soldiers)

The PNP also earlier announced that it will form a board of inquiry with the AFP, but has yet to issue a memorandum to formalize the panel and its scope.

 

The cops are accused of killing 4 soldiers led by Major Marvin Indammog in Jolo on June 29. The intelligence officers were pursuing terrorists in Jolo.  – Rappler.com

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.