- A dash camera was able to capture an incident that occured along EDSA between an HPG officer and motorist
- The motorist has filed charges against the PNP HPG officer who denied the allegations
- EDSA is the busiest highway in Metro Manila
A dash camera video footage taken by a netizen is making rounds online after it shows a police officer slapping a motorist on EDSA highway.
The motorist, a woman, has already filed a case against the cop and revealed that the officer of PNP Highway Patrol Group slapped and cursed her.
The video footage was taken on Saturday morning, September 24. Uploader and victim Rachelle, whose real name was not revealed, said that he was on EDSA Megamall Northbound when he saw the incident.
Meanwhile, Senior Inspector Rufino Noog, the officer in the video, claimed that he signaled the motorist to stop. As can be seen in the video, Noog also revealed that he blocked the car and sat on its hood.
However, Rachelle said that what officer did after took her by surprise. She can be heard screaming “Pumepremo po ako pero ‘wag niyo ho akong sampalin (I stopped, so don’t slap me!).
A man’s voice, believed to be that of Noog’s was then heard as saying that Rachelle hit him on purpose and that it was Rachelle’s fault.
This is when Rachelle told the officer that she has a dash camera. She added that she has no right to slap her. After Noog learned of the dash cam, he allegedly distanced himself and acted as if nothing happened.
Rachelle then took her smartphone and took a photo of Noog.
After a few more moments, another officer came to the scene and asked for apology, which Rachelle did not accept. She and Noog then went to Camp Crame to settle their dispute. Since nothing much happened in the headquarters, Rachelle went to NBI.
There, she filed a complaint at the NBI Anti-Organized and Transnational Crim Division and charged Noog with physical injury, slander, oral defamation, and an administrative case. -Kami Media