THE Quezon City police charged five of its operatives before the prosecutor’s office for various criminal raps.
In a report to National Capital Region Police Office director Oscar Albayalde, Sr. Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar said five personnel from the Masambong police station 2 were relieved from their posts and criminal charges were filed against them.
He identified the respondents as PO1 Michael Gragasin, who was arrested for extortion; Sr. Insp. Benjamin Mayor; SPO3 Archimedes Marzan; PO2 Alex Chocowen, and PO1 Jeron de Dios.
Pending resolution of their cases, they were all transferred to the District Headquarters Support Unit at Camp Karingal.
Apart from the criminal charges, Gragasin, Mayor, Marzan, Chocowen and De Dios are also facing administrative charges of grave misconduct before the District Internal Affairs Service.
Gragasin was arrested by operatives of the District Special Operations Unit headed by Supt. Rogarth Campo during an entrapment operation.