6 Davao cops sacked for using illegal drugs
Subscribe Now November 17, 2011 at 10:09pm
The order was signed by Chief Supt. Jaime H. Morente, regional police director.
But Supt. Jose Carumba, regional police information officer, said the six can still file their motion for reconsideration once they receive copies of the dismissal order, which will be delivered to them shortly.
“RD (referring to the regional director) is serious when it comes to illegal activities, like drugs. He will not tolerate it,” Carumba said. He added that the dismissal will serve as a warning to all police personnel who continue to disregard the rules.
Supt. Rene Aspera, of the Davao City Police Office, earlier said: “We are doing this to show to the public that we are serious in getting rid of law enforcers who are into illegal drugs.”
Mayor Sara Duterte made a similar move lately – firing eight employees also found positive of using illegal drugs during a random testing conducted by the PDEA.
Five of them were from the Traffic Management Center, and the rest from the local 911 Emergency Rescue Unit.
Duterte said the city government would not tolerate the use of illegal drugs among its employees.
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