3 Nueva Ecija cops in hot water

December 02, 2018

THREE police officers from Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija were charged for mandhandling a tattoo artist.

Complainant Saston Bolos, 33, said he was repeatedly hit in various parts of the body and made to walk back and forth for over two hours in a street near the town center of Pantabangan by three policemen for no apparent reason.

“Nadaanan ko lang po ang tatlong pulis papunta sa tindahan nu’ng bigla akong bugbugin ng isa sa kanila. Sa loob ng halos tatlong oras, pinahirapan nila ako, tinutukan ng baril, tadyak, tuhod, suntok kabog ang inabot ko,” Bolos said.

Bolos said the mauling incident happened on November 19 but  filed his complaint before the Nueva Prosecutors office in Cabanatuan City only the other day.

The three cops will face cases of physical injuries, unlawful arrest, grave threat and grave coercion.

“Dati napakalaki ng respeto ko sa mga nakaunipormeng pulis, ngayon kapag nakakakita ako ng nakauniporme nanlalamig ako at ninenerbiyos. Nagka-trauma ako sa ginawa nina Cambi sa akin,” Bolos said.