RIZAL PROV’L POLICE CHIEF REINSTATED, 19 COPS FACE DISMISSAL
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City — Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, regional director of the Police Regional Office (PRO4A) in Calabarzon, on Wednesday announced the reinstatement of relieved Rizal Provincial Director Senior Supt. Lou Evangelista.
Evangelista, including Cainta chief of police, Supt. Pablito Naganag, and 18 other cops were earlier relieved two days after Atty. Glen Chong’s close aide and bodyguard Richard Red Santillan were killed in an encounter in Cainta, Rizal last Dec. 10.
Carranza said an investigation found that Evangelista had nothing to do with the operation so he was reverted back to his position.
On Dec. 12 last year, Carranza ordered the relief of Evangelista and Naganag “to ensure impartiality and preclude any suspicion of undue influence by the two police officials in the ongoing administrative investigation being conducted by the Rizal Provincial Internal Affairs Service (PIAS)” related to the incident.
Meanwhile, the regional police office’s internal affairs office said investigations are being conducted on 19 Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) erring cops who are currently facing dismissal proceedings, which are part of the police continuing internal cleansing program. (PNA)
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