5 Pasay lawmen sued for brutality by professor sacked

  • Written by Edd Reyes with Alyssa Alejandro
  • Published in Metro
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FIVE police officers, including three policewoman, were sacked from their posts following a complaint filed by a college professor who claimed that he was brutally beaten up by the cops who accosted him under “Oplan Sita” for not wearing helmet in Pasay City.

Pasay City police chief Senior Supt. Noel Flores said SPO2 Basir Amil, PO1s Arvin Genove, Wilma Delight Decena, Angelica Torres and Madonna Biasura of Central Park Police Community Precinct (PCP) were transferred to Admin Holding Office pending the result of the investigation on the complaint filed against them by Sherwin Guardame, 42, professor of National Teachers College (NTC) and resident of 1218 CP-2 Central Park Condominium, D. Jorge St., Bgy. 130, Zone 13.

Initial report said that while elements of Central Park PCP were conducting Oplan Sita at around 8 p.m. Saturday along D. Jorge St., they flagged down Guardame who was driving a Honda Wave motorcycle (ZN-2219) for not wearing helmet.

Police said Guardame, who was under the influence of liquor, became unruly and cursed the police officers, prompting them to arrest him and brought him to the police station.

Guardame, on the other hand, accused the five police officers of brutally beating him up after he was dragged to the police precinct.

He was charged for violating RA 10054 or the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009, driving under the influence of liquor and disobedience to person or agent in authority before the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office.