- PNP Chief De la Rosa ordered cops to “attack” houses or establishments where gunshots are heard during New Year’s Eve
- De la Rosa said that under the principle of hot pursuit, no search warrants are needed
- De la Rosa said all cops are required to report on duty during Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
Under the principle of hot pursuit, Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald De la Rosa said cops can barge into houses where gunfire will be heard during the celebration of New Year’s Eve even without a search warrant.
As mentioned in a GMA Story dated December 24, 2017, De la Rosa said all cops are required to report on duty during Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. He said they will be deployed in areas prone to indiscriminate gun firing.
He said he instructed the police officers that once they hear gunfire they should “attack” the house or establishment where the shots came from.
“Yan ang instruction ko sa kanila, lusubin ninyo saan galing ‘yung putok. Pasukin n’yo. Hindi ninyo na kailangan ‘yung search warrant diyan dahil kayo mismo narinig n’yo yung putok e,” he said.
[That’s my instruction to them, attack where the shots came from. There’s no need for a search warrant because you yourselves (cops) heard the gunfire.]
“Principle of hot pursuit, pasukin ninyo kung saan galing yung putok para mahuli ninyo barge into the where the shots came from to catch (the culprit)],” he added.