Relieved Bacolod cop faces 4 criminal cases-A A +A
Thursday, May 15, 2014
RELIEVED Superintendent Jefferson Descallar, deputy director for administration of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), is facing criminal cases in court, said Wednesday.
Police Regional Office-Western Visayas (PRO-6) Chief Supt. Josephus Angan said PRO-6 records show that Descallar is facing four criminal cases in court.
Descallar, who has an arrest warrant for violation of Section 92 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, surrendered last week to BCPO Director Sr. Supt. Larry Decena.
Descallar posted a P40,000 bail.
Angan said for every criminal case, there is a corresponding administrative case filed against a police officer.
“We have a procedure in the Philippine National Police wherein we conduct an investigation on the administrative charges filed against him,” he said.
He added that he will check if the criminal cases filed against Descallar are related to illegal drugs.
Angan said Descallar is expected to report to the PRO-6 headquarters after receiving his relief order.
Descallar, who also headed the BCPO Special Operations Group (SOG), was relieved in May 9 and was reassigned to the PRO-6 holding center.
Descallar’s former post was occupied by Superintendent Armando Tubongbanua.
Decena said they are aware that Descallar has pending cases in court and he has already served the penalty for his administrative cases in PRO-6.
He added that after the relief of Descallar, the SOG failed to conduct operations against illegal drug activities.
“He is a big loss to BCPO but we need to follow the order of the regional director,” Decena said. (Sun.Star Bacolod)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 15, 2014.