Jul 16, 2021 @ 15:51

Aprub kay Chief! Eleazar coordinating with SC for police body cams

The Philippine National Police is all ears in crafting policies on the use of body-worn cameras during law enforcement operations.

PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar said the Supreme Court’s recent order for body cameras already involved the police forces, and will be refined further in additional guidelines under study.

“Ang inilabas na alituntunin sa paggamit ng body-worn cameras ay produkto ng pagtutulungan ng PNP pati na din ng Korte Suprema kaya ito ay nagpapatunay na kaisa ninyo kami sa pagsulong hindi lamang ng human rights-based approach in law enforcement, kundi na din ng transparency at accountability sa aming mga operasyon,” Eleazar said in a statement.

He was reacting to a call made by abogado group CenterLaw for cops to respect human rights with or without body cameras on them.

A PNP technical working group has been in talks to lay down more specific guidelines patterned after the high court’s order.

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