Philippines to Criminally Investigate 154 Police Officers Over Deadly Drugs War

The bodies of Noberto Maderal and fellow pedicab driver George Avancena, killed during a drug-related police operation, are taken away by funeral parlour workers in Manila, Philippines October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An initial investigation by the Philippine government has found 154 police officers could be criminally liable over their conduct in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, in a rare admission by the state that abuses may have taken place.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty