MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is reviewing the recommendation to suspend police involved in the killing of 17-year-old Jemboy Baltazar in Navotas City.
According to Philippine National Police (PNP) Public Information Office chief Col. Jean Fajardo, the NCRPO received the recommendation from the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) on Friday.
“Twenty staff members were recommended to be suspended for 59 days,” Fajardo said in a text message to INQUIRER.net.
Fajardo also said the case will be adjudicated by the PNP NCRPO Committee on Disposition of Admin Case according to procedure.
Police killed Baltazar in August this year in Navotas City in a case of mistaken identity.
The case was widely criticized and led to a Senate investigation. During the investigation, the police officer who shot Baltazar admitted that he panicked.
With reporting from Faith Argosino
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