‘Gun-happy’ cop in viral road rage video relieved of post

By Alexandria San Juan

The gun-toting policeman caught in a road rage video that recently went viral on social media was identified and relieved from his post over the week.

Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO chief, ordered the relief of PMSg. Wilson Aquino from QCPD and reassigned him to NCRPO Regional Headquarters Support Unit. (Photo from PIO NCRPO / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)
Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO chief, ordered the relief of PMSg. Wilson Aquino from QCPD and reassigned him to NCRPO Regional Headquarters Support Unit. (Photo from PIO NCRPO / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director, BGen. Joselito Esquivel Jr., identified the suspect as PMSg. Wilson Aquino who was assigned to QCPD’s Talipapa Police Station (PS-3) Tactical Motorcycle Reaction Unit.

According to Esquivel, Aquino already surrendered his service firearm, badge and PNP identification card to the QCPD after National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief MGen. Guillermo Eleazar ordered his relief on Friday.

“The PNP does not condone this kind of actuation. Any similar incident will be investigated and proper disciplinary action will be instituted,” Esquivel assured.

“I have reminded my men to conduct themselves in proper decorum at all time. It is the people that we serve and protect,” the QCPD chief added.

Aquino’s removal from his post stemmed from a complaint of “Robert” who reported to the NCRPO head on Thursday the road rage incident that happened last July 26.

Based on the video obtained by the police, Aquino was seen alighting from a white sports utility vehicle carrying a shotgun during his altercation with the complainant along Commonwealth Avenue.

The complainant added that the cop even cursed at him and asked for his driver’s license before another policeman alighted from the SUV and pacified Aquino.

Eleazar has reassigned the suspect to NCRPO Regional Headquarters Support Unit pending result of an in depth investigation being conducted by the QCPD Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU).

Aquino faces an administrative charge of grave misconduct while a criminal complaint of grave threat will also be filed against him before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office.

 
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