GenSan chief of police sacked over assault complaint
GenSan chief of police sacked over assault complaint
General Guillermo Eleazar, the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) ordered the relief of a chief of police in General Santos City who allegedly assaulted his men.
PNA

DAVAO CITY- General Guillermo Eleazar, the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) ordered the relief of a chief of police in General Santos City who allegedly assaulted his men. Reports showed that Captain Nemecio Calipjo Jr., Chief of the Police (COP) Precinct 8 in Barangay Tinagacan, allegedly punched and slapped four police Non-Commissioned Officers assigned in his precinct. According to Eleazar he already directed the regional police director of Region 12 to immediately relieve Calipjo from his position to pave the way for investigation.

The incident happened at around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday (October 31) when Calipjo arrived allegedly drunk at the police precinct.

The complainant claimed that Calipjo ordered his men to be in formation in front of the precinct while holding an M-16 rifle and started castigating and threatening to kill them.

Calipjo allegedly punched and slapped his subordinates while castigating them for about an hour and the rifle he was wielding even accidentally went off when he set it down.

It was claimed that Calipjo was angry at his men for their alleged inaction on the concern brought to them by a resident close to him.

“All police commanders should set good leadership examples to their men and what Police Capt. Calipjo, based on the initial report I received, was clearly a breach of discipline and violation of PNP rules and regulations,” Eleazar said.

“Hindi ko hahayaan na ganitong uri ng pulis ang mamumuno sa mga komunidad dahil kung hindi niya kayang sundin ang aming patakaran at irespeto ang kanyang kapwa pulis, malamang ay hindi rin niya kayang irespeto ang mga karapatan ng ating mga sibilyang kababayan,” he added.

Eleazar said if proven true, Calipjo’s actions will not be tolerated by the PNP leadership, adding that the police official would face serious sanctions over his actions.

The Internal Affairs Service is expected to conduct its own investigation of the incident to determine the administrative cases that would be filed against Calipjo.

“Mahigpit ang ating tagubilin tungkol sa pagkakaroon ng disiplina ng ating kapulisan. Hindi ganitong klaseng pulis ang nais nating iwanan sa ating hanay,” Eleazar said.

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