IAS DIRECTED TO PROBE ALTERCATION BETWEEN COP AND FEMALE GRAB DRIVER
PNP chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan directed the Internal Affairs Service to conduct investigation on the incident involving Police Captain Ronald Saquilayan, the cop in the viral video having an altercation with a female Grab driver in Taguig City.
Last week, female driver Florence Norial, 26, was arrested outside a commercial establishment for allegedly hurting Saquilayan, which she said was an act of self-defense because the police officer had pushed her during their confrontation.
Southern Police District (SPD) chief Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Peralta said CCTV footage would show that Norial was the one who assaulted the police officer after she had asked Saquilayan to move his vehicle that was supposedly blocking a pick-up area.
Norial’s boyfriend, Mirza Miguel Shahzad, insisted that the driver did not threaten the cop. He also said their camp was never given the chance to seek assistance from a legal counsel during the arrest.