MANILA, Philippines – Makati police are investigating an incident involving the corrupted closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the shooting of a fire volunteer and a mechanic who were suspected of being riding-in-tandem criminals.
The shooting of fire volunteer Ronald Infante and mechanic Jenny Almanan in Lacunia St. last April 1 was captured on CCTV, which was installed in Makati View Apartelle.
However, the footage is no longer accessible following an attempt by several police officers to copy it.
“Mayroon silang gadget na isinaksak para kopyahin. Pagka-plug nila, hindi na gumagalaw,” said the apartelle’s manager Au Relucio.
Relucio identified the police officers who went to the apartelle as PO3 Ronaldo Villarama, SPO1 Rolando Concha Jr. and SPO1 Angelo Mendoza.
“Wala tayong mga ganyang instruction. Halimbawang totoo man ‘yan, paiimbestigahan natin hindi pwedeng ganyan,” said Makati Police chief Supt. Jaime Santos.
A CCTV expert said the recording mechanism’s hard disk was corrupted.
“’Yung hard disk na-corrupt, parang mayroong pinasok na virus,” said Noel Serafico of Quago CCTV.
A copy of the recordings is in the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation. -- Report from Alex Santos, ABS-CBN News