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New Philippines Police Chief Signals Change

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar at the turnover of command for the Philippine National Police, Metro Manila, Philippines, on January 5, 2020. © 2020 Herman R. Lumanog/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Two recent developments signal possible improvement in the conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP), which has been deeply implicated in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly “war on drugs” and other abuses. One was the announcement Monday by Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra that the PNP will allow the department access to the records of…

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