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Kawit police chief, 5 other cops sacked over alleged illegal arrest

Kawit police chief Major Gabriel Unay and 5 other operatives were relieved of their posts over an alleged illegal arrest during a police operation in Kawit, Cavite on September 25.

According to a report from the Philippine National Police (PNP), operatives from the Kawit police station arrested Dana Jamon during an operation that was caught on CCTV.  The Facebook post of a certain Apple Grace on Facebook Pages "Philippines CCTV" and "DASH CAM Spotted" showed a video of the operatives entering the residence and forcibly dragging Jamon in front of her children.

Calabarzon police chief Brigadier General Vicente Danao Jr said the act was “unacceptable.”

“We will not tolerate this action of our police, which is a violation of our police operational procedure. All personnel involved in the operation will be administratively relieved pending investigation, to include the Chief of Police for failure to supervise his men under the doctrine of command responsibility,” Dabao said.

Also relieved of their posts were Police Staff Sergeants Jayson Rapiz, Jessthony Pagaran, and Jaymil Payuran; and Police Corporals Gerry Cambarihan and Joey Pedimonte.

They will be placed under preventive suspension so as not to influence the course of investigation. 

Hindi ako papayag sa mga maling gawain ng mga miyembro ng ating kapulisan (I will not tolerate the wrongdoings of our police personnel). I have been very strict with my program on LITIS, or Litisin Tiwalag at Iskalawag na Pulis (Investigate Expelled or Scalawag Police),” Danao said.

The Calabarzon police chief also encourages the public to report similar incidents to authorities through PNP Calabarzon's hotlines – 0945-764-4414 or 0908-777-9992, and its Facebook page, Police Regional Office 4A. – Rappler.com