In wake of checkpoint massacre, Comelec chair reminds police to follow protocols
January 13, 2013
In the wake of findings that the police violated basic checkpoint protocols in Quezon, just prior to killing 13 men in a two-vehicle convoy, Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. inspected checkpoints between midnight and 3 a.m. Sunday in the national capital and found them compliant, radio dzBB’s Rodil Vega reported Sunday.
But he added that he expects the regional police to follow standard procedures in checkpoint operations even without his close scrutiny.
With most of the 13 victims of the checkpoint massacre last weekend in Atimonan, Quezon newly buried, Brillantes reminded the police to adhere strictly to checkpoint rules, such as being in uniform and having marked police cars and clear signage.
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