PNP: Albay cop tagged in indecent mall act to face probe
MANILA, Philippines — The police officer who reportedly performed an indecent act in front of a saleslady in Legazpi City, Albay, will be investigated and subjected to a psychological fitness check, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar assured the public on Friday.
Eleazar said he has directed the regional director of the Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-5) to probe the incident, after information about a police officer’s alleged act inside a mall reached his office.
“Nakarating sa aking kaalaman ang ginawa ng isa naming kasamahan sa isang mall sa Legazpi City kung saan nadadamay na ang buong organisasyon,” Eleazar said in a statement.
(I have learned of the incident involving a police officer in a mall in Legazpi City, wherein the entire police organization got dragged.)
“Pulis man o sibilyan, walang taong nasa katinuan ng pag-iisip ang gagawa nito kaya inatasan ko na ang RD, PRO5 na imbestigahan at gumawa ng karampatang aksyon tungkol dito. Kasabay din sa aking utos ang pagpapasailalim sa nararapat na medical intervention sa pulis na ito upang maagapan kung ano man ang kanyang pinagdadaanan,” he added.
(Whether a police officer or a civilian, no one in his right mind will do such things, hence I have ordered the Bicol regional police to investigate the incident and carry out appropriate actions, including necessary medical intervention for the police officer to address whatever it is he is going through.)
Eleazar also apologized to the victim on behalf of the entire police force, vowing to let the officer explain and face disciplinary action for the incident.
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