The accident involving Deputy Commissioner of Police Miguel Segura, which led to the death of one woman, has taken over social media and not in a good way. Today, following much speculations, the Police Department held a press conference with the Media this afternoon. In the beginning of the conference, police informed the media that Segura has been interdicted and suspended from active police duty pending the outcome of the investigation. Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie spoke more on the course of the investigation.
Allan Whylie - Commissioner of Police
“I also directed the officer commanding Benque who is investigating this matter to ensure that he took the necessary specimens of blood to the national forensic lab today and I know that he is there, the analysis is being done but we have not yet received a result of that analysis. Nonetheless, I felt that this incident is a grave incident, a tragic incident and it require my taken of firm action simply because of the fact that people are concerned and believe that we would not do a thorough investigation because of the fact that he is the Deputy Commissioner and I want to assure the family, I want to assure the nation that a thorough, complete investigation will be done and whatever is the outcome we will deal with it, I know that the investigator has already submitted some statements to the acting Director of Public Prosecution and as soon as the acting DPP gives us guidance or instructions, those guidance and instructions will be comply with and so I wanted to set the records straight there is no personality involve, we are law enforcement officer we have a job to do and we will do it to the best of our ability and it want the nation and the family to rest assure of that and that is my commitment to you.”
Segura has been issued a notice of intended prosecution. According to the department officials, the investigator is also tracing Segura’s steps prior to the accident. Officials were asked on the video that has gone viral nationwide. While Commissioner Whylie refrained from commenting, Ret. Col. George Lovell, C.E.O., Ministry of National Security gave his comments.
George Lovell - C.E.O., Ministry of National Security
“My initial impression is, that he seems not to be too concerned over what has happened but wanted to take cigarettes smoke but then again I do not know precisely what portion of the activities or when precisely that happened, did it happened as the incident or the accident happened or was is it when he was now trying to relax, trying to contemplate over what precisely had occurred so it is unfair to me to really use that small clip that I have seen, I saw a clip where he was taking a cigarette and he was trying to fix his attire and I don’t know precisely when that was taken, I don’t if it was something that was taken just as the incident happen or long after it had happened so it is unfair to me to draw a conclusion based on a small clip.”
Authorities say that so far their investigations do not indicate that there was someone along with Segura at the time of the incident.
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