Friday, July 28, 2017

VIRAL: Gun-wielding cop relieved from post

MANILA - A policeman who appeared to be boasting of his gun during a road altercation has been relieved from his post, the Philippine National Police said Friday.

The cop, identified PO2 Manuel Carvajal Taytayon, has been placed under the jurisdiction of the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City for preventive measure, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said in a statement Friday.

Taytayon will face a probe and has since been ordered to vacate his post, NCRPO said.

In videos that recently went viral on social media, Taytayon, an officer assigned at the Southern Police District, was seen wielding his gun and shouting expletives against 2 minors in Pasay City.

NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde said PNP will not tolerate misbehavior among its ranks.

“Kung mapapatunayan na may paglabag si PO2 Taytayon, ay hindi po mangingimi ang NCRPO na patawan sya ng karampatang parusa,” Albayalde said.