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May 22, 2020

ComPol Williams Says PC Rodriguez’s Statement was not True

In another case involving the cops, P.C. Mark Rodriguez found himself on the wrong side of the law after his fellow officers arrested him on Saturday night. Rodriguez got into a physical confrontation with Superintendent of Police Aaron Gamboa and was slapped with several charges including unable to provide a reason for movement outside of curfew hours and assaulting a police officer. According to Gamboa, Rodriguez was recklessly driving on the George Price Highway and refused to provide a urine sample after he was detained. This led to a fight and Rodriguez accusing Gamboa of abusing his power. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams broke his silence on the matter today and he told the media that Rodriguez was in the wrong. 


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

Chester Williams

“All I am going to say s that we are a disciplined organization and from what is saw the police officer Rodriguez was on sick leave. We have received reports and he was out apparently under the influence driving and we have received reports from two different motorists who had also complained that his vehicle was serving in front of them prior to Gamboa intercepting him and so there is no justification for his action. I think Mister Gamboa was nice enough to take him home instead of the police station in the first place and despite the fact that he end u developing an attitude end up cursing and assaulting Mister Gamboa. Those are things we cannot countenance. It has to be dealt it and more so that he was on sick leave. You should be at home and not out drinking. I watched his interview where he said that he was badly beaten and he was prevented from consuming alcohol. That is really not true and if it is that he was not under the influence and he is trying to suggest then why did not subject himself to the alcohol blood test and that would have proven if he was under the influence at all but he chose not to do the test. As far as the law is concerned once you refuse to give the test and you don’t have a justifiable reason to do you are presumed to be under the influence until you prove otherwise.”


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“And his dismissal is dependent on the result of the court case?”


Chester Williams

“Yes. I am not going to preempt any dismissal. I can tell you that his actions is such that amount to a serious breach of discipline and I am going to leave that to the court in terms of his guilt or innocence as well as the tribunal and whatever the outcome that those maybe then I am going decide my mind if we will going to dismiss or severely reprimand and give a warning.”

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