Court junks PNP exec’s bid to be dropped from graft case

The Sandiganbayan has denied a police narcotics officer’s motion to be dropped from a graft case connected to a controversial firearms license deal when he headed the Philippine National Police licensing division.

 

In his April 12 motion for exclusion from the case, Senior Supt. Eduardo Acierto, officer in charge of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group, cited a Court of Appeals’ decision in 2016 to set aside his 2015 dismissal by the Ombudsman and to reinstate him in the service.

 

If the evidence could not meet the threshold required for an administrative sanction, the less it would hold in a criminal case, he said.

 

The court, however, ruled on June 21 that…

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