Senate cites alleged ‘ninja cop’ in contempt: Laging MIA!
Eight Senate panels, including the blue ribbon committee chaired by Senator Richard Gordon, cited in contempt Wednesday (October 9) a police officer who was allegedly involved in recycling seized illegal drugs seized at an anti-drug operation in Pampanga in 2013.
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III moved to cite Senior Police Official 1 Ronald Santos in contempt since he has skipped the hearings conducted by the blue ribbon and justice committees since last month.
Sotto’s motion was seconded by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Senator Richard Gordon.
“Is Ronald Santos here? We have been looking for him. We had issued subpoena for him already. He is very important in this case but he has not been showing up,” Gordon said.
The senator ordered Santos arrested so he can be presented at the hearing.
Santos and 12 other policemen were initially ordered dismissed in 2014 over the alleged irregularities found in the conduct of the Pampanga anti-drug operation.
However, the dismissal order was never implemented and police officers were only demoted by one rank.