Sacked 'narco-cops’ un­der­go­ing pre-charge eval­u­a­tion – PNP

Manila Bulletin - - National News -

The five po­lice of­fi­cers who were in­cluded in the new­est drug ma­trix re­leased by Pres­i­dent Duterte have been sub­jected to a pre-charge eval­u­a­tion, the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) re­vealed Fri­day.

PNP chief Direc­tor Gen­eral Os­car Al­bay­alde con­firmed this dur­ing an in­ter­view with re­porters af­ter he led the 117th Po­lice Ser­vice An­niver­sary of the Cordillera Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice (PRO-COR) in Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.

"La­hat ay (All of them were) re­lieved pend­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. They will be given due process and they are un­der­go­ing a pre-charge eval­u­a­tion," Al­bay­alde said.

The five po­lice of­fi­cers who have since been re­lieved are Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Leonardo Suan, whose ap­point­ment to PNP-Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion in Mus­lim Min­danao (ARMM) had been can­celled; Su­per­in­ten­dent Lorenzo Ba­cia (PRO-ARMM); Se­nior In­spec­tor Lito Pirote (Cen­tral Lu­zon Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice), In­spec­tor Con­rado Caragdag (PRO-Cordillera) and Se­nior Po­lice Of­fi­cer 4 Ale­jan­dro Li­wanag (Ca­gayan Val­ley Re­gional Po­lice).

All five re­lieved of­fi­cers have been trans­ferred to the Po­lice Hold­ing and Ac­count­ing Unit (PHAU) in Camp Crame, Que­zon City.

"If we see a prob­a­ble cause [in their case], they will face sum­mary hear­ing pro­ce­dures and if what we find has weight, they will face dis­missal," Al­bay­alde said in the ver­nac­u­lar.

The pre-charge eval­u­a­tion is ex­pected to last for one week, af­ter which, the re­sults will be for­warded to Al­bay­alde. (Martin A. Sadongdong)

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