CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- A consultation meeting with leaders of Korean communities in Central Luzon was held here yesterday to inform Korean nationals on how to deal with rogue cops in the future.
The meeting, initiated by Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Aaron N. Aquino, also discussed previous crimes committed by Koreans against their compatriots.
The consultation meeting was attended by all city and provincial police directors in the region, including PRO3 key police officers led by Aquino.
Also present during the consultation meeting were Kyung Ho Yoon, consular assistant of Korea based in Olongapo City, Kiyoung Kim and Bong Hee Bae, presidents of Korean communities in Angeles and Olongapo cities, respectively.
Aquino urged Korean nationals not to be coward in reporting crimes committed by rogue policemen against them.
“We could not help you if you don’t report to the police crimes committed by erring policemen against you and fellow Koreans,” Aquino said.
At the meeting, Aquino made public all the names and contact numbers of city and provincial police directors in Central Luzon to Korean nationals for them to immediately report crimes committed against them by rogue cops.
Aquino said the meeting was aimed to comfort and free Korean nationals from fear in not reporting previous crimes committed by rogue cops, particularly in Angeles and Olongapo cities.
Police record showed that for the past three years since 2014, a number of crimes ranging from murder to kidnapping and robbery were committed, victimizing Korean nationals in the region.
The latest of which was the kidnapping and murder of Jee Ick-Joo on Oct. 18, 2016 and the robbery-extortion committed by seven policemen assigned at Station 5 of Angeles City Police Office on Dec. 30, 2016.