30% of police
probers lack training
About 30 percent of police investigators in Western Visayas do not have sufficient training in investigations, police records show.
This prompted the Police Regional Office 6 to require all police investigators in six provinces of Panay and Negros to undergo a month-long Criminal Investigation Course at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City, that started Monday.
Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, regional police director of Western Visaya, said the training will help police investigators become more scientific in their work.
Instead of the usual witness-based investigations, Cruz said police investigators today must consider the crime scene as the most reliable source of evidence to support the filing of a case.
Gone were the days when cases could not be filed when no witness is available, he added.
So far, 504 of the 763 police investigator in WV have undergone CIC training, police records also showed.
Cruz urged police investigators to improve their skills and knowledge on the job, in order not to compromise justice, frustrate the victims, and enable the guilty to go scot-free.*GPB
Retired cop dies
in road mishap
Former Hinoba-an town police chief, retired Insp. Anthony Caña, 58, fell from his motorcycle in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, and died while being treated at a hospital in Bacolod City Saturday.
His daughter, Yelen Caña, yesterday said her brother, John Rull and her father were on their way to Brgy. Camindangan at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, when the accident happened.
She said John Rull, who was driving the motorcycle, lost control of the vehicle, causing him and their father to fall to the ground.
Insp. Caña was initially brought to a hospital in Sipalay City and was later transferred to the Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, where he died at about 2 a.m. Saturday.
The former police official succumbed to brainstem failure secondary to intracerebral hemorrhage, his attending physician, Wilson Tulmo, said.
Insp. Anthony Caña entered police service in 1980 through the Integrated National Police a year after he graduated from the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos.
He used to be the police chief of Candoni town and deputy chief of the Bacolod City Police Stations 1 and 8 before he retired in November 2010.
Insp. Caña will be laid to rest at the Hinoba-an town cemetery at 9 a.m. Saturday.*APN