QCPD cop in Marikina scandal yields

He said that Marikina Police Station filed a case for violation of Article 155 or Alarm and Scandal while QCPD also initiated a pre-charge evaluation of his case to determine his administrative liability

The Quezon City Police Department disclosed that one of its officers surrendered to authorities in Camp Karingal following his involvement in an alarm and scandal incident in Marikina City.

QCPD director Brig. Gen. Nicolas Torre III said identified the police officer as Corporal Felipe Pauig, who is assigned at the District Tactical Motorized Unit voluntarily surrendered to his superior Lt. Col. Reynaldo Vitto and turned over his firearm.

The officer is now placed under restricted custody.

This comes after the QCPD director ordered a manhunt against Pauig who was involved in an alarm and scandal incident last 1 September 2022 along Kangkong Street. in Barangay Tumana, Marikina City.

Reports disclosed that the police officer — together with his friends identified as Jail Officer 1 Dolfino Gatan and a security guard Jestony Pauig — were tagged in an indiscriminate firing incident in Barangay Tumana.

Investigation showed that after a drinking binge at about 10:30 p.m., Pauig and his friends took turns firing Gatan’s gun along Kangkong Street. Nobody was reported hurt in the firing that was caught on security cameras.

Torre revealed that the Marikina Police Station filed a case for violation of Article 155 or Alarm and Scandal while the QCPD also initiated a pre-charge evaluation of his case to determine his administrative liability.

“We will never tolerate abusive policemen who ruin the good image of the police force especially here at QCPD. Luckily he gave up and didn’t wait to be cornered. We assure the public that such activities do not reflect on the entire organization. Therefore, we encourage the public to immediately report abusive policemen of any rank, so that they can be removed from service,” Torre said.

For his part, Meto Manila top cop Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, said that he will not tolerate personnel especially when they are involved in wrongdoing

“We do not tolerate our personnel especially when they are involved in wrongdoing. It would be better if PNCO surrendered to give him the opportunity to face the charges filed against him in court,” said Estomo.

Meantime, QC Mayor Joy Belmonte lauded the immediate response of the QCPD on the incident.

“It’s sad that sometimes some policemen forget their duty and get involved in this kind of work, that’s why I thank our district director for his immediate action. I know he will not allow the disciplined police force to be defiled here in our city,” Belmonte said.

With Paula Antolin


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