Senator Richard Gordon has filed a bill aiming to create a special court where cases against police committing can be tried.
Gordon has filed the proposed “Police Courts Act of 2020” or Senate Bill 1828, which mandates the Supreme Court to create a special court for the Police Law Enforcement Court within Regional Trial Courts.
Such police courts would handle all civil and criminal cases involving allegations of abuse of police, whether they are on or off duty.
Gordon added the creation of special police courts would allow for the speedy case resolutions and disposition of justice.
“The objective of this bill is to really make sure that we do away with many of bureaucracies,” Gordon said during the hearing of the Senate justice panel, which he chairs.
“Ito ay garantiya ng gobyerno na magkakaroon ng efficiency and high-quality decisions and resolution of cases. Ito ay makakahinga nang maluwag ang mga tao na kapag ang pulis ang kalaban, may laban na sila,” he added.
Gordon files ‘Police Courts Act of 2020’
The police courts would allow victims of police abuse to easily determine the court where their cases would be tried.
“Lahat ng kaso ng pulis ay mapupunta sa isang husgado sa probinsya na doon madaling hanapin at doon madaling mabilang,” he said.
“Sa lahat ng oras magkakaroon ng transparency at upang sa ganun ay malalaman natin kung napaparusahan talaga ang pulis o dine-dribble-dribble lang,” he added.