THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has been monitoring the 13 police officers who were relieved from their posts at the Sawang Calero Police Station in Cebu City after three women accused them of illegally arresting and detaining them in a “secret jail.”
The police officers are now assigned in the holding unit of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 headquarters pending the result of the internal investigation.
Lt. Col. Ryan Devaras, CCPO deputy director for administration, said the officers’ movements are limited and they are inside the PRO 7 camp most of the time so they can be easily called for questioning.
The officers have undergone drug testing as ordered by CCPO Director Col. Josefino Ligan, who wants to find out who among them are drug users.
The police officers who will test positive for drug use will face other administrative charges.
Since reports about the alleged irregularities committed by the relieved officers surfaced, Ligan has been visiting the police stations every day to remind his fellow public servants to do what is right.
The CCPO has never stopped its moral recovery program led by pastors who give spiritual guidance to police officers, said Devaras.