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The Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday it was adhering to the justice system after a Reuters special report highlighted cases of death certificates that did not match the actual causes of death of victims in the government’s war on Drugs.

“While the PNP respects statements made by other agencies or groups regarding illegal drug cases involving police officers, this organization has maintained its position of adhering to the justice system,” it said in a statement.

“The PNP has always shown its willingness to cooperate in any proceedings by providing the necessary documents duly requested by the courts or other investigative bodies,” he added.

After months of tracking medical examiner Raquel Fortun, Reuters has reported that the death certificates of at least 15 victims of the war on drugs do not reflect the violent manner in which police and family members declared their deaths. .

Those death certificates said the deceased succumbed to natural causes such as pneumonia or hypertension instead of saying he was shot, he added.

The PNP said it would investigate whenever a police officer broke the law or the code of conduct. He added that he had imposed penalties ranging from suspension to dismissal from service.

“Rest assured that the PNP will take the necessary action by taking administrative and criminal action against staff members allegedly involved in illegal drugs,” he said. —Joviland Rita/NB, GMA News