An administrative complaint seeking the dismissal from the service of former Moises Padilla police chief, Senior Inspector Allan Reloj, and four other policemen,was filed before the National Police Commission Monday.
The complaint for grave irregularities in the performance of duty, grave misconduct, grave dishonesty and oppression, were filed by Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo and her husband, Felix Mathias Segundo Feria Yulo III, their lawyer Karol Joseph Chiu said yesterday.
In the meantime, a90-day preventive suspension of the policemen is also being sought since the charges against them are very serious and the evidence of guilt is strong, he added.
There is evidence to show that the respondents are exerting efforts to harass, intimidate, coerce or unduly influence the witnesses and tamper with the evidence, the complaint said.
Reloj and his men apprehended the Yulo couple at a police checkpoint in Moises Padilla on Dec. 19, and filed an illegal possession of explosives complaint against them, which is a non-bailable offense.
The couple, who spent Christmas and New Year in detention,was released on Jan. 6 based on an order signed by Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Elsie Madrangca-Sendico on Dec. 29, 2017 and approved by Deputy Provincial Prosecutor Ma. ConsolacionBascug.
The Yulos, in their complaint, accused Reloj and his men of committing several crimes against them.
The policemen committed perjury in executing their affidavits, resorted to planting of illegal explosives, firearms and shabu in the vehicleof the Yulos that are punishable by reclusion perpetua, and falsified documents considered as crimes under the Revised Penal Code, the complaint said.
“Respondents' act show moral depravity, corruption and evil motive that they would even resort to such highly anomalous act just to prejudice the complainants and deprive them of their liberty,” the complaint said.
The charge of oppression is anchored on the respondents deliberately prolonging the detention of the complainants despite the fact that they do not have a case against them, it said.
Such acts clearly show cruelty, malice and excessive use of authority on the part of the respondents, the complaint added.
Reloj was relieved as Moises Padilla police chief on Monday and reassigned to the Pulupandan Police Station, Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil, Negros Occidental provincial police director, said.*CPG
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