PNP creates new unit vs erring cops


Posted at Feb 05 2013 07:22 PM | Updated as of Feb 06 2013 03:22 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has created a new unit tasked to look out for policemen engaged in illegal activities.

PNP Spokesperson Sr. Supt. Generoso Cerbo said the newly created Special Concerns Section under the PNP's Intelligence Group will be headed by Sr. Supt. Noli Ozaeta.

The Special Concerns Section, created out of the IG's counter-intelligence unit, is tasked to identify policemen involved in illegal activities.

Cerbo said the new unit has been given the power to capture policemen found to be using their positions in conducting illegal activities.

PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima had expressed dismay over the performance of the counter-intelligence unit amid allegations that Supt. Hansel Marantan, an intelligence officer in the Calabarzon region, perpetrated a rubout in Atimonan, Quezon last January 6 that left 13 men dead. – report from Edwin Sevidal, dzMM