“Nag-init ang ulo niya”
This is the explanation given by Cavite – Philippine National Police (PNP) Provincial Dir. S/Supt. William Segun regarding the actions of Supt. Alex Dimaculangan, who was seen in a video hitting three rookie police with a baseball bat.
According to Segun, Dimaculangan inspected Camp Francis Ferma in Tagaytay City last September, and was upset after discovering that three police officers 1 (PO1s) assigned as duty sentinels abandoned their posts.
Segun also said that Dimaculangan described the three police, whose names have been withheld, as lazy.
“Tinanong naman niya kung ano ang dahilan pero kung ano-ano ang dahilan na binigay ng mga pulis natin, ng mga PO1 natin. Medyo hindi nagustuhan ni Dimaculangan yung binigay na dahilan,” Segun said during DZRH’s Isyu.
“Siguro naging bugso rin ng damdamin. Nabigla rin lang siya,” Segun further explained.
Following the incident, Segun confirmed that Dimaculangan had been relieved from his post as Cavite – PNP Chief of Operations, and has been assigned in the police provincial office in order to perform office duties.
Dimaculangan also currently faces criminal charges in the Tagaytay police and an administrative case in the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM).
Meanwhile, Segun also reported that the three police has been re-assigned at separate stations in Gen. Trias, and Imus. They are also being investigated for abandoning their posts.