DCPO relieves officer for alleged brutality

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THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) relieved the chief of the Special Operations Group (SOG) while the investigation is being conducted over the alleged police brutality complaint.

DCPO Director Police Colonel Kirby John Kraft said Friday, June 26, 2020, that SOG chief Police Captain Nolan Tagsip has been reassigned to the office of the city director while the investigation is ongoing after a police auxiliary identified as Louie Hermosilla accused him of mauling while being interrogated.

“Davao City Police Office does not tolerate any violation of the law committed by our personnel. This office is still waiting for the said person to give his affidavit of complaint so that we can finish our investigation. Initial action taken is to relieve personnel involved to remove impartiality in the investigation,” Kraft said.

He said Hermossilla has been employed as a police auxiliary under DCPO for three years.

Kraft said that according to the report of Sasa Police station commander, Hermosilla is considered as a person of interest in the ongoing investigation after being caught in the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage near the crime scene.

It can be recalled that on June 8, a 62-year-old retired seaman was shot dead by an unidentified suspect and carted away his belongings at Crystal Meadows, Sasa, Davao City.

“Yung motorcycle niya at physical build resembles that of the suspect according to eyewitnesses,” Kraft said.

Based on the report of RMN DXDC Davao, the family of the victim went to their station to ask for help on what Hemosilla suffered at the hands of the police officer.

The report further said that the Police Auxiliary formally filed a complaint at the National Bureau of Investigation-Southern Mindanao Regional Office against Tagsip for physical injury in violation of the Republic Act or Ethical Standards of Public Officers and Employees in the government.


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