The ranking police aviation officer who mauled a subordinate who got blind in one eye due to the incident may face dismissal from the service, the Philippine National Police-Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) chief said on Tuesday.
In a message to reporters, IAS director general Alfegar Triambulo said he has ordered a probe parallel on the incident involving Col. Dulnoan Dinamling Jr., then commander of the PNP Aviation Security Group in Bicol region, who hit the victim Master Sgt. Ricky Brabante of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion-5 with broken glass in his face.
“If such is the nature of the incident, it’s possible that an administrative case for grave misconduct will be filed. Yes, (it may result in his dismissal from police service) because it is a serious offense,” he said in a text message sent to reporters.
PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos on Monday gave the Police Regional Office (PRO)-5 a week to complete its investigation on the incident.
Carlos also reminded all police personnel that drinking sessions inside police stations, camps, and other police offices are prohibited.
Carlos said Col. Lawrence Gomeyac was also sacked as commander of the Regional Mobile Forces Battalion 5 over the incident which happened during his birthday party on November 13.
Initial investigation showed Gomeyac invited Dinamling, who is his batchmate at the PNP Academy Class 1998, to his party.
Dinamling has been transferred to the Administrative and Resource Management Division – Personnel Holding and Accounting Section headquarters in Pasay City.