NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday ordered the administrative relief and retraining of 38 personnel of the Taguig City Police Precinct 6 following the arrest of their commander and one of his men for robbery-extortion last Saturday evening.
The 38 PCP-6 personnel were ordered transferred to the Southern Police District while undergoing investigation. Eleazar and SPD director Chief Superintendent Eliseo DC Cruz likewise vowed to throw the book at any of their men who will be found involved in any irregularities following the arrest of Chief Inspector Paul Bryan Torres and Police Officer 1 Ariel Intenal.
The NCRPO chief said he will make surprise inspections of different NCRPO stations and Police-Community Precincts to check if they are performing their duties faithfully and to find out if they are committing any irregularities.
Eleazar has instructed his chiefs of police to reshuffle “overstaying” PCP commanders to prevent familiarity which literally breeds contempt and make them more vulnerable to bribery, extortion and other illegal activities despite the ongoing NCRPO internal cleansing.
Last Saturday, agents of the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force arrested Torres and Intenal in an entrapment inside their office, PNP-CITF director, Senior Superintendent Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said.
The case stemmed from the complaint of Rochelle Calle of Barangay Ususan in Taguig City, accusing Torres and Intenal of robbery-extortion when the police officers demanded P100,000 in exchange for the downgrading of the criminal charges against her son Raven, who was arrested for drug trafficking.