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Mayor Osmeña wants city chief of police out

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Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he wants Police Colonel Royina Garma, director of the Cebu City Police Office, relieved from her post for alleged involvement in partisan politics, The Freeman reported.

Osmeña accused the city police under Garma’s leadership of meddling in local politics by “harassing” innocent people.

“This is the first time that the police are being used for politics. It never happened before. Even Duterte when he was the mayor in Davao, he ran after criminals, even kills them but he never used the police for politics. This is the first time, that’s why I am very, very disappointed,” the politiko seeking for reelection said.

Osmeña earlier claimed that the police are responsible in the strafing incidents in the mountain barangays of Sinsin, Sudlon 1, Sudlon 2, and Malubog.

He also accused the police of harassment over the conduct of a checkpoint near his residence.