Senator Win Gatchalian on Monday said he would file a bill requiring policemen to wear body cameras to collect video footage of all drug raids implemented by authorities following the death of 17-year old Kian Loyd “Ian” delos Santos at the hands of police anti-illegal drugs operatives. “Footage collected from police body cams would provide concrete evidence to hold police scalawags administratively and criminally liable for violating their oath to serve and protect the people,” Gatchalian said. The bill proposed by Gatchalian would require that all law enforcement personnel authorized to conduct anti-illegal drugs operations be equipped with body cameras during said operations. To ensure strict compliance with the body cam policy, law enforcement personnel who engage in a raid, buy-bust operation, or other anti-illegal drugs operation without recording the required video footage will be summarily suspended pending investigation. “The video footage will separate the decent, law-abiding policemen from the scalawags.
Source: The Standard August 21, 2017 16:07 UTC