Officials of the Philippine National Police are questioning the Public Attorney’s Office’s investigation of cases involving police.
These included the deaths of Kian Delos Santos, Carl Angelo Arnaiz, and Reynaldo ‘Kulot’ De Guzman.
Police Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos of the PNP – Public Information Office insisted that they are the investigating agency, and not PAO.
C/Supt. Carlos said that the responsibility of PAO is to provide legal service to victims who cannot procure the services of lawyers, and that the agency does not have the authority to question the work of the police.
Recently, the PAO questions the initiative of the PNP to take DNA samples from the corpse, allegedly that of Reynaldo, recovered in Gapan, Nueva Ecija, and compare it to the DNA profile of Eduardo Gabriel and Lina De Guzman, the parents of the missing teenager.
The said DNA examination created controversy since the DNA of the body and the De Guzman couple did not match.