Mandaluyong City Police Says Station Wait For Arrest Warrant Before Arresting Hit-and-Run Suspect
The police authorities are waiting for the court to issue an arrest warrant before arresting the hit-and-run suspect.
Over the past few days, the hit-and-run incident that happened along the corner of Julia Vargas Avenue and St. Francis street in Mandaluyong City involving a security guard and SUV driver becomes one of the most controversial topics online.
The SUV driver rammed and run over the security personnel identified as Christian Joseph Floralde during apprehension. The suspect immediately escapes after the incident.
The police authorities tried to visit the SUV owner’s house but the subdivision guards prevented them. Obstruction of justice has been filed against the security personnel.
On Thursday (June 9, 2022), Mandaluyong City Police chief Police Colonel Gauvin Mel Unos said that they are waiting for the court to issue a warrant before arresting the SUV driver involved in a hit-and-run incident.
Unos explained that they could arrest the SUV driver without an arrest warrant. He said that a complaint has already been filed against the suspect and warrantless arrest is no longer applicable.
The Mandaluyong City police official said that all they can do for now is to wait for the warrant, which will be the basis for the arrest of the suspect.
“As a matter of procedure, kahit sa anong kaso, once the case is filed in the prosecutor’s office or the court, ang magagawa ng kapulisan ay antayin ang paglabas ng warrant to be issued by court para maging basehan na mahuli ang suspect,” Unos said.
The police officer revealed that the suspect had never contacted the police authorities. The culprit also failed to appear at the first hearing. LTO has set the final hearing on Friday (June 10, 2022).
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