Screen grab from video uploaded by Facebook user Melfe Cloa Calda.
The rookie Mandaluyong policeman who is in hot water for manhandling a curfew violator will be sent to fight Maute rebels in Marawi City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Thursday, June 29.
In a news conference on Thursday,Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos, PNP spokesman, said Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa would be reassigning Police Officer 1 Jose Tandog to the war-torn city.
De la Rosa personally visited the police community precinct in Mandaluyong City where Tandog was assigned after he saw the viral video of the police officer hitting two men with a stick made of rattan. They were taken to the police station for drinking alcohol beyond curfew.
Carlos said de la Rosa was “fuming mad” when he saw the video.
He said Tandog and PO1 Chito Enriques, who was with Tandog during the incident, would also face administrative charges.
Chief Supt. Romulo Sapit, Eastern Police District (EPD) district director, has confiscated Tandog and Enriques’ firearms while under his custody.
Although the victims settled amicably with the erring cops, Carlos said the PNP would pursue the filing of charges against them and their dismissal from service.