IAS recommends dismissal of police sarge in viral killing of woman in QC

Published June 23, 2021, 2:08 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

Remember the police sergeant who shot dead a woman in Quezon City in cold blood?

He was already recommended for dismissal from the service based on the result of the investigation of the Internal Affairs Service of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

IAS Inspector General Alfegar Triambulo said that they have already forwarded the resolution to the office of PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar which states that the probe found sufficient evidence that established the guilt of Police Master Sgt. Hensie Zinampan.

Zinampan shot dead Lilybeth Valdez on May 31 in Fairview, Quezon City, the shooting stemmed from the old grudge between the policeman and the victim’s son a few days earlier. During the confrontation, the son of Valdez reportedly beat up Zinampan.

On May 31, a visibly drunk Zinampan went back to the area and after failing to find the person who mauled him, he vented his ire on Valdez.

Triambulo explained that the video itself, which went viral in the social media, was an undisputable evidence that Zinampan indeed shot Valdez at close range.

IAS earlier filed administrative case for grave misconduct against Zinampan. It vowed to resolve the case in the soonest possible time.

Zinampan, 42, formerly assigned to the Police Security and Protection Group, tried to establish mitigating circumstances to lessen the penalty that would be imposed on him by citing his past accomplishments but to no avail.

The IAS resolution submitted to Eleazar was three pages. Eleazar, for his part, said he had already received the resolution.

The IAS resolution will still have to undergo the legal protocol that include review of the legal team of the PNP before it is forwarded to the Office of the Chief PNP for approval.