The "functional testing and valuation" of body cameras for the police will begin on October 12, PNP chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan said during a budget hearing in the Senate."Only if it passes the testing and evaluation will body cameras be issued to units in anti-drug activities," he said.
Should everything go well during the tests, at least 2,600 units will be "delivered by December 30, 2020," he said.In 2017, the PNP said it would purchase 175,000 body cameras after the agency drew criticism over the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos, and 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz, who were tagged as drug couriers despite the lack of evidence.
Under the proposal, footage from the body cameras may be used to file sanctions or charges against authorities who would be caught abusing their power, especially during anti-narcotics operations. Read more: ABS-CBN News »
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