PNP assures full cooperation with NBI in Makati shootout probe

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm 

MANILA, May 4 – The Philippine National Police (PNP)on Friday said it will cooperate fully with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the agency's ongoing investigation of four Makati City policemen who allegedly gunned down two volunteer fire fighters.

This developed as PNP chief Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome placed the four Makati officers under restrictive custody at the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) headquarters pending completion of the investigation by the NBI.

“In the best interest of impartiality and due process, we are placing the involved policemen under custody to allow the opportunity to be available to present their side in the continuing investigation of the case," he said.

The four Makati policemen, identified as PO2 Carmelo Tuzon Jr, PO2 Elmandy Arconado, PO3 Christopher Abeleda and SPO1 Raul Tamarion, earlier claimed that the April 1 incident was the result of a legitimate police operation against notorious riding-in-tandem robbers.

Bartolome also ordered the NCRPO chief Director Alan LM Purisima to initiate the filing of the administrative case and was ordered to surrender their badges and service firearms. (PNA)



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