Checkpoint Policemen Relieved Over Involvement in Jake Cuenca’s Car Chase
The Philippine National Police (PNP) said policemen who got involved in actor Jake Cuenca’s car chase were relieved from the service.
The PNP has filed a complaint against actor Jake Cuenca for allegedly ramming police officers at a checkpoint. Five police officers who chased and discharged a gun at Jake Cuenca after he hit a civilian were dismissed from their duties.
According to the first police report, Cuenca’s vehicle collided with a police vehicle during an anti-illegal narcotics operation in Mandaluyong City. Cuenca, on the other hand, is accused of fleeing while driving the vehicle himself.
As a result, police pursued the actor and allegedly fired at Cuenca’s car’s tire, but a civilian was struck by a stray bullet. According to Eastern Police District (EPD) Director Police Brigadier General Matthew Bacay, such officers who will face administrative charges have been dismissed from their positions.
According to Bacay, using and firing a firearm at fleeing individuals is not part of a police officer’s standard operating procedure. Cuenca would be held accountable for what he considered profanity, according to PNP chief General Guillermo Eleazar.
Eleazar scolded the actor and air dismay that instead of apologizing and taking responsibility for his mistake made a teleserye and film scene. Cuenca was charged with disobedience and reckless imprudence with the fiscal.
“We understand the negative sentiments of our kababayan on this issue but let us not forget why this incident happened in the first place. May isang motorista na imbis na humingi ng paumanhin at panagutan ang kaniyang pagkakamali ay gumawa ng eksenang pang-teleserye at pampelikula,” said Eleazar.
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