Cop axed for hit­ting neigh­bor in traf­fic row

The Philippine Star - - METRO - – Em­manuel Tupas

A po­lice­man from Que­zon City was re­lieved from his post af­ter he al­legedly as­saulted his neigh­bor over a traf­fic al­ter­ca­tion on Thurs­day.

Po­lice Of­fi­cer 3 Diony Corpuz, who is as­signed at the Que­zon City Po­lice District (QCPD) Sta­tion 3, is fac­ing an ad­min­is­tra­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“We re­lieved him from his post while the probe is on­go­ing,” sta­tion com­man­der Su­per­in­ten­dent Alex Al­berto said over the phone yes­ter­day.

A re­port from the QCPD Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion and De­tec­tion Unit (CIDU) said Corpuz punched Ay Beam Amor, 40, in front of the lat­ter’s 13-year-old daugh­ter.

Probers said Amor was driv­ing his car along a street when he blew the horn af­ter a mo­tor­cy­cle over­took his ve­hi­cle. Corpuz, who was driv­ing an­other mo­tor­cy­cle, got irked and punched Amor.

Fear­ing for his daugh­ter’s safety, Amor drove the ve­hi­cle towards his house but the po­lice­man fol­lowed them.

Corpuz then pulled out a hand­gun and threat­ened to shoot the vic­tim. A tri­cy­cle driver who was pass­ing by in­ter­vened but law­man pis­tol-whipped him.

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