Albayalde orders expulsion of 3 police officers after video goes viral

Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde ordered on Tuesday the expulsion of three police officers who were caught intimidating a Caloocan resident in a video that went viral.

The police officers were identified as PO1 Rendel Soriano of Caloocan Police Station, PO3 Ralph Soriano of Northern Police District, and PO1 Reniel Soriano of PNP Drug Enforcement Group, Camp Crame.

The viral video showed Soriano brothers confronting a man — identified as Ricardo Malaya — in front of his house.

The video shows that the police officers were in civilian clothes but had guns tucked to their waist.

The said rift started in Mabini st. where Po1 Reniel is involved.

PNP Spokesperson Chief Supt. John Bulalacao and PSSUPT. Restituto Arcangel said that the police officers will be investigated and could face charges such as grave threat, grave oral defamation, alarm and scandal, and violation of Omnibus Election Code for bringing gun when not in uniform.

As a matter of policy, Abayalde stressed that police officers should always show discipline at all times.

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