Trillanes: ICC spoke to 50 police officers

On April 24, 2024, former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV stated on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) that over 50 active and former Philippine National Police (PNP) officers have been contacted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their involvement in possible crimes against humanity in the context of ex-President Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs.” Trillanes emphasized that this meant, officers would be considered co-suspects if they did not cooperate with the investigators.

Deputy Justice Secretary Mico Calavano said on April 25, 2024, that those officials who “cooperate” in the ICC investigation could face administrative action or suspension from duty. The PNP also warned its officers of sanctions if they cooperate with the ICC investigators without authorization from the PNP leadership.

According to Senator Trillanes, the ICC would likely issue an arrest warrant against ex-President Duterte, among others, by June 2024.



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