DOJ chief tells UN rights body new panel to probe 5,000 deaths in police anti-drug operations

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The Department of Justice on Tuesday (June 30) said it has created an inter-agency panel to evaluate some 5,000 drug-related police operations that resulted in deaths.

 

In a speech delivered via video to the 44th meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the DOJ, which heads the inter-agency panel, is currently conducting a “judicious review” of 5,655 anti-illegal drug operations where deaths occurred. The panel will come up with a report by November, Guevarra added.

 

“We have established an inter-agency panel chaired by my office that is conducting a judicious review of the 5,655 anti-illegal drug operatio…

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