NAPOLCOM-6 starts probe on two erring Negocc cops
THE National Police Commission-region VI (NAPOLCOM-6) has started its investigation against two erring police officers from Negros Occidental.
NAPOLCOM-6 Director Atty. Joseph Celis, said the cases of Patrolman Bryn Jephtha Gimotea, who was arrested for smoking marijuana, and Police Corporal Romnick Pacificar, who was involved in shooting three individuals, have been turned over to the Internal Affairs Service which will handle the probe.
Celis said the results are expected to be released within two weeks, and if they find a probable cause, the two will likely face administrative charges.
The region NAPOLCOM director further stated that his office is the “supervising agency” of the Philippine National Police, and it is unavoidable that some “bad eggs” managed to get into the police organization. Last week, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año issued a stern warning against abusive and erring cops calling their actions “unacceptable.”
Año also warned police officers and other uniformed personnel to provide proper service to the public, adding, he will chase them down himself if he discovers they are involved in inappropriate or illicit activities.