|DPS party photos from social network site featuring alcohol.|
Days after a police officer shot his girl friend and then killed himself with a government-issued firearm at Acting Police Commisioner Ambrosio T. Ogumoro's bar, Ogumoro blamed a "lack of funds" for the reason there were no drug and alcohol intervention and counseling programs at CNMI's Department of Public Safety. If people's lives were not at stake because of the incompetence and horrendous leadership within the department, his remarks might even be funny.
Unfortunately, the corrupt state of DPS jeopardizes public safety so Ogumoro's remarks can only be classified as ignorant and insulting. In fact, they are insulting not just to the living, but to the murder victims whose cases were never solved and arrests were never made.
Ogumoro possesses a ridiculous amount of hypocrisy and audacity to blame the lack of programs within DPS on the "lack of funds." He failed to acknowledge the fact that by owning a bar, he contributes to the problem. He also failed to acknowledge that DPS promotes drinking at their social gatherings and events.
Ogumoro owns True North Bar, which has been the scene of several recent deaths and fights involving police officers and other law enforcement personnel. A few days ago Officer Josef Deleon Guerrero shot his girlfriend and then fatally shot himself in the parking lot of True North.
There are reports that a DPS Christmas celebration resulted in a violent fight between DPS personnel at True North. From a comment on my previous post:
"DPS held their annual Christmas Party at True North Bar. At the party things got out of control. It all started when an officer got jealous of his wife who was flirting with someone. Then another officer choked his wife and one of the firefighters who witness the the choking try to help the wife of the Officer and get him to stop choking her. The police were eventually called and they responded to Ambrosio's bar. They say a report was put together but has since been disregarded and has never been made public. To date no one has mentioned these incidents and Ambrosio has covered them up."Previous to that, in November 2012 a Filipino employee of the bar was found dead there at 3am. If Ogumoro truly wants put an end to alcohol problems on the police force, he should close down his bar.
As I chronicled in a previous post, there have been numerous reports domestic violence connected to drunken law enforcement officials.
Ambrosio and the DPS administrators need to take the blame for encouraging alcohol and turning a blind eye to drug use. Look at some of these photos I found on a social network site. There depict scenes from a DPS party held in 2009 and police officers drinking at what appears to be a bar:
|Alcohol on table at DPS gathering|
|Identified as Josef (Deleon Guerrero), TJ and Mav|
|Identified on the social media site as Jackson Jack and Sgt. J. Suares|
|Officer Rhonda John who shot off her DPS-issued gun during a domestic|
dispute with Officer Cepeda.
|Identified on the site as Sgt. J. Suares and |
Frankie Pangelinian. Pangelinian was charged by the US Government
with excessive force and false arrest of two individuals.
|Caption on the social media site: TJ Yang "Police gone wild! LMAO"|
|Identified as "Tag" and "Jac"|
|Acting CNMI Department of Public Safety Commissioner Ambrosio Ogumoro's|
bar. Photo from Marianas Variety.
|Caption on social media site reads: "Jess and wifey"|
|Caption on the social media site reads: "Kilili and Dave"|
- Drug test all personnel upon hiring, and drug test them every few months with unannounced drug tests.
- Do not appoint a person to the position of police commissioner if he/she owns a bar, is involved with drugs, or has a prior criminal record.
- Do not hire or reinstate DPS employees with present or past criminal records or substance abuse problems.
- Do not promote alcohol and drinking at DPS parties.
- No more coverups of police domestic disputes, drinking brawls and drug use.
- Stop wasting money on escapades and corrupt police activities like aiding and abetting the Attorney General to flee the commonwealth and avoid being served a court summons.