Two Policewomen Denied Billy Crawford's Claims Of Non-ViolenceTwo police female officers denied the claims made by TV host-actor Billy Crawford that he did not turn physical when he went to the Taguig Community Precinct on Sunday to have himself arrested or detained.
In a statement, Billy said he went to the precinct because he was drunk and wanted to be stopped, so he won't turn violent. However, when the police did not detain him, reports said he punched a desk officer and damaged a sliding glass door.
The TV host-actor denied this, and said he accidentally damaged the glass door, but did not punch anyone.
But in a report by "24 Oras," PO1 Rodelma Canao and PO1 Jasmine Zipagan said they were the ones who faced Billy when he arrived at the station.
The TV host-actor turned physical and violent when he learned that there was no detention cell in the community precinct and that there was no transportation that can take him to the Taguig headquarters.
Canao said Billy counted to five in front of her face. He told her that if no one will take him to the headquarters by the time finished counting, he will destroy their office.
Suddenly, Billy turned violent and started to destroy things. He then kicked the sliding glass door. Aside from that, he also pushed Zipagan, who was lucky enough not to fall on the floor that was strewn with broken glass.
Billy, in the statement he released, said he never hurt anyone and he did not see anything wrong with what he did.
The two police officers also denied allegations made by Billy's legal counsel, Atty. Jose Aspiras, that the reason why the TV host-actor turned violent was because he was not properly accommodated by the police.
Atty. Aspiras said Billy went to the precinct to ask for protection because he had a row with someone. Canao and Zipagan, however, maintained that they simply did their duties.
Southern Police Distruct Director Jose Erwin Villacorte also backed up the statements made by Canao and Zipagan.
The Taguig Prosecutor's Office filed a malicious mischief and disobedience to a person in authority complaints against Billy.
Both the TV host-actor and his girlfriend Coleen Garcia will not be seen in "It's Showtime" for the meantime. It is not clear if they were suspended by the ABS-CBN management. Coleen was not with Billy during the incident.