QC Government Probes Drunk QCPD Cop who Shot 22-year-old Student

QC Mayor Joy Belmonte Orders Full Probe vs Drunk QCPD Cop who Shot Student

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has ordered a full probe against a drunk Quezon City Police District (QCPD) cop who shot student.

On the allegation of a 22-year-old student who was reportedly shot by a member of the QC Police District, the Mayor of Quezon City took action. According to Belmonte, the matter has been handed to the QC People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB).

“While I acknowledge that the QCPD is our partner in maintaining law and order, it must be clear that I have no tolerance for rotten policemen in Quezon City. I am ordering Atty. Calinisan of the PLEB to act on this matter with absolute dispatch,” said Belmonte.

“Our quick and resolute action is the only way we can alleviate the anguish of Mr. Castor and his family, and reassure the general public that Quezon City is a safe place to be in, where no police abuses are allowed,” she said.

QCPD Cop Shot Student

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The investigation resulted from Cpl. Reymark Rigor’s suspected shooting of CIIT student Adrianne Cruz. Castor claims he was in the Grab vehicle when he observed a man fall from a motorcycle while it was in motion.

When Castor stepped out of the car, he discovered the rider was aiming a rifle at them. Rigor attempted to flee on his motorcycle, but after colliding with a post, he fell over again. He shot his gun at Castor’s torso this time.

Rigor was also discovered to be inebriated after attending a superior’s birthday celebration. Castor also makes a complaint against PSSg Bryan Busto and PCpl Jaycee Tordil for referring to his gunshot wound as “daplis” (only a graze) only after undergoing surgery in a hospital.

He then learnt that Busto and Tordil recorded the event as “physical injuries” rather than the more serious crime of “frustrated murder,” which was documented by a closed-circuit camera (CCTV) and the dashboard camera of a Grab cab.

Because of the seriousness of the accusations, Calinisan believes the PLEB can issue a preventative suspension order against Rigor. Rigor, who had secured PHP200,000 bail, was charged with administrative and frustrated murder, as well as a breach of the gun ban, on February 11. PLEB Executive Officer Calinisan guaranteed that the situation will be properly investigated.

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