THE People’s Law Enforcement Board (Pleb) dismissed the 10 cases filed against the personnel of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Friday, August 18.
Councilor Ricardo Tan, chairman of Pleb, said the administrative complaints against the policemen were dismissed because the complainants failed to appear in the series of hearings.
“Most of them are not interested to push through with the cases because some of the respondents have retired from service,” he said.
He added some of the complainants are already dead.
Other members of the Pleb include Granada village chief Alfredo Talimodao Jr., representing the villages; lawyer Jovim Entila of Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Chapter; former councilor Celia Flor of the women’s sector; and Antonio Te from the private sector.
Pleb, established by virtue of Republic Act Nos. 6975 and 8551, is the central receiving entity for any citizen’s complaint against the officers and members of the Philippine National Police.
It conducts hearings, resolve, and render decision on cases filed against erring police officers.
Tan said some of the cases were filed in 1997 and 1998 yet.
He said they are prioritizing those cases filed 10 years and above.