Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Casiguran police sergeant raps two complaints at the Ombudsman and trial Court

CASIGURAN, Aurora, March 16, 2011-A Casiguran police sergeant is now facing formal complaint before the office of the ombudsman and Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Atty. Juliet M. Isidro Reyes.

The complainant was Salvador Tesorero, 35 years old and a resident of barangay Bianoan in this town who filed the charges to Atty. Reyes against SPO1 Danilo Mendoza who was assigned in a PNP checkpoint at the said barangay.

The complainant stated in his affidavit that last November 1, 2010 Sergeant Mendoza was allegedly drunk when the mauling incident happened. Suspect used rattan (yantok) and thereby batted him on his feet, eyes and in the different parts of the body while Rico Puno, 26 years old was tied by handcuff more or less 11:30 pm to 12 midnight who was the star witness of the police abuses.

Tesorero stated that he was injured and could not walk after the incident where he immediately went to the nearest hospital for medical check-up.

An administrative case-Grave Misconduct and Less Serious Physical Injuries- were filed at the Ombudsman and PAO while the suspect Mendoza was asked to answer the complaints charged against the police.

The authorities said that Mendoza is in floating status facing the charges and once proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt he will be in prison for not less than 6 years aside from the administrative and/or criminal case he is facing and the culprit must prove that he is innocent in the case filed against him. (Arnel Turzar, DZJO FM, CMN-Baler, Aurora)

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