by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Police Chief Paul Suba received a letter of warning and verbal reprimand from Governor Felix Camacho and is publicly apologizing to the community for his actions during a highspeed pursuit. At the advice of his legal counsel, the governor did not make a statement about the action he took against Suba because it is a personnel matter.
But Guam's top cop issued a statement late this afternoon, saying:
"Today I received a letter of warning and verbal reprimand from Governor Camacho which warns that any future violation of general orders will result in progressive disciplinary action. Since this is a personnel matter, I choose not to discuss the details of the report. However, I do want to publicly state that I take full responsibility for my actions.
I humbly apologize to the people of Guam and the men and women of the Guam Police Department for my actions that may have cast doubt on the leadership of the Guam Police Department and the ability of my agency to accomplish its mission. I want to reassure each one of you that I remain fully committed to protecting the integrity of our profession and I will continue to do my best to protect and serve the people of Guahan."
Suba followed a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident and used his official unmarked vehicle to strike the car three times, eventually running the people within the car off the road. The Attorney General's Office meanwhile continues its investigation into whether Suba will face any criminal charges for the pursuit.