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GPD looking into of "backseat singalong" video

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 by Jolene Toves

Guam - At the beginning of the year, Chief of the Guam Police Department Fred Bordallo told KUAM News that in 2015 one of their goals was to be more accessible, particularly with having greater presence on social media. But a viewer video sent to our newsroom news team doesn't appear to be what he had in mind. 

According to police spokesperson Officer AJ Balajadia, a user-submitted video sent to KUAM News is currently being looked into. Not only is the song "Habits" by Tove Lo a big hit on the radio, but this video sent to us by a viewer was a big hit on the KUAM News Facebook page. The song evidently had the person detained in the back seat entertained as did the driver, who appears to be a police officer encouraging him to sing along.

As soon as KUAM posted the user-submitted video it topped the charts with several people commenting, such as :

- Mary Joy Iniego Basad: He better not have been driving and using his phone.
-Daduu Delos Reyes: GPD is now making Music Videos…no more selfies…
- Andrew David: If you have a problem with cops doing this, I guess we should also look at the federal system and see the thousands of videos that soldiers post that are unprofessional.
- Paul Kaneshiro: I think this should just be accepted. The officer is simply doing his job by taking the citizen in, but in the process, chooses to make peace instead of enemies.
- Leila Hicking:  I don't care much about how he's recording. I'm more concerned about how he's recording WHILE DRIVING. ??
Michael Snowe:  Looks like all fun lol! But why record it?


Again, the video is being looked into by the Guam Police Department.

Balajadia in the meantime says that there are no standard operating procedures, protocols, or rules that govern the transportation of those arrested and officers taking video or pictures of them.

If you've got video you'd like to share with KUAM on any topic or issue please send it be messaging us on Facebook or emailing us.

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