2 Bacolod Cops Relieved
Two members of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) were relieved from their duties after separate complaints were filed against them.
Supt. Gilbert Gorero, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 said, Police Officer 2 Ryan Sagon and Police Officer 1 Kriscel Mae Doctora, both of Bacolod Police Station 8, were relieved, as they are being investigated, on orders of PRO6 Director, Chief Supt. Ceasar Hawthorne Binag.
Sagon is being investigated for allegedly shooting 17-year-old Archie Filonco Odsigue,of Villa Esperenza, Brgy.Tangub, Bacolod after responding to a complaint of theft at the old Bacolod airport compound on October 20.
Odsigue allegedly carted away scrap materials in the village, where he was spotted by the police officer.
The victim attempted to draw his firearm, but Sagon was able to fire at him first.
The bullet ricocheted hitting the minor in the head, causing his death.
Militant groups in Negros are asking justice for the death of the minor they believe was a victim of extrajudicial killing.
Doctora, on the other hand is being investigated after she pointed her gun at a civilian during an altercation last Oct. 27.
Doctora was with her two friends at a store, where the group of Rexie Panoncillo, 28, of Barangay Mandalagan was having a drinking session at around 1 a.m.
An argument ensued between them when one of Panoncillo’s friends stared at the policewoman’s girl friends.
Panoncillo tried to pacify his friend and the police officer, but the latter allegedly pulled her firearm and pointed it at him.
Personnel of Police Station 2 responded and brought Doctora to the station, where she was detained.
She yielded a government-issued Glock 17 caliber .9mm with a magazine loaded with five ammunitions.
Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, public information officer of BCPO, said a case for grave threat was filed against Doctora before the City Prosecutor’s Office Friday but the fiscal downgraded the offense to light threat. She was able to post a bail of P500.
Gorero said that the two police officers were ordered to report to the BCPO headquarters and surrender their firearms.
He pointed out that the two are only under “administrative relief” as part of their internal process “so they cannot influence the ongoing investigations.”
We do not tolerate the actions of the two police officers, Gorero said.* (NDB)