IN THE KNOW: Alan Purisima

 

Alan Purisima, former Philippine National Police chief, is no stranger to controversies, which hounded his 30 years in the PNP.

 

In January, Purisima was charged with usurpation of authority after he allegedly bypassed the chain of command to launch the botched Mamasapano operation.

 

In May 2016, Purisima was ordered arrested by the Sandiganbayan after the Office of the Ombudsman filed a graft case against him and 10 others over an anomalous P100-million contract for the delivery of gun licenses in 2011. He was dismissed as PNP chief in July 2015 for a deal with Werfast Documentary Agency to deliver gun licenses to their owners at their addresses.

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