by Nick Delgado
Guam - The top brass of the Guam Police Department states there is "no cover up" as it relates to concerns that his officers were involved in alleged prostitution at the former Blue House Lounge. At least one officer, David Manila testified during trial of the case in February of last year that he would purchase drinks at Blue House while he was off duty, and then be taken to a private room to have sex with one of the female employees. A GPD internal affairs report shows the officer received adverse action for abetting prostitution and the IA case is now closed. But there is remaining concerns from the community as well as the public safety oversight chair that the officer was not prosecuted for his involvement.
Chief of police Fred Bordallo who is currently attending the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar in Quantico, Virginia has been following the news reports regarding the sentencing Song Ja Cha in Federal Court. As we reported Cha got life in prison for bringing in Chuukese women to her bar and forcing them to have sex with customers. Bordallo states, "It is easy to come to conclusions when the police department stays silent regarding investigations; this is our primary stance in order not to compromise any on-going investigation and/or trial. At this point in time the U.S. Attorney has not charged/indicted any officers with regard to this trial. Some in the media may give the impression of a cover-up which is not the case."
Bordallo adds, "This conviction was the result of hours spent investigating this case by the Guam Police Department."
The US attorney's office as well as the Guam Attorney General's office has not yet confirmed if there is any ongoing investigation or pending prosecution against the officer.