Police chief welcomes raps vs traffic chief-A A +A
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
BACOLOD City Police Office Director Ricardo De la Paz said Tuesday he is open in any charges to be filed against Bacolod Traffic Management Office (BTAO) head Police Chief Inspector Luisito Acebuche.
Acebuche was involved in a traffic altercation in Providence Negros Subdivision, Barangay Granada, Bacolod City, last Saturday.
Acebuche figured in an altercation with Barangay Estefania Youth Council chairman Karen Villarosa, 18, and her parents Romilla and Herman at about 11 p.m. Saturday.
De la Paz said the Villarosa family is planning to file grave threats charges against Acebuche.
If the Villarosa family will file the charges at BCPO, De la Paz assured that they will investigate the case to determine if there are sufficient grounds and evidence, after which the case will be elevated to the Police Regional Office-Western Visayas for summary hearing.
De la Paz met the Villarosa family and Acbebuche at the BCPO last Monday to hear their sides.
The Villarosas told the city director that Acebuche, who was driving his car, threw an air freshener can at their vehicle when they were passing near the Rolling Hills Memorial Park, overtook their vehicle and waited for them in front of the gate of Providence Negros Subdivision, Barangay Granada.
They added that Acebuche also badmouthed and threatened them with a .45 caliber pistol.
Acebuche denied the allegations of the complainants, claiming that he never had any confrontation with them.
Acebuche claimed that he is also planning to file reckless imprudence resulting to a near accident and child abuse charges against the Villorasa family.
He said his wife and his 14-year-old daughter were in the car when the vehicle of the Villarosas suddenly crossed their path, adding that he overtook the vehicle of the Villarosas who followed his car until they reached Providence Negros.
Acebuche also admitted that he was armed with a gun when he alighted from his car to try to stop the vehicle of the Villarosas but he denied that he threatened the Villarosa family.
De la Paz disclosed that no settlement was made between the parties and that he respects the statements of both parties. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 04, 2012.