Rep. Ed Propst – the latest target of the Torres administration’s offensive in order to stop the corruption proceedings against Gov. Ralph Torres – has responded to Grace Sablan Vaiague’s rehash of Irene Holl’s 2020 unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct against him. In a 52-minute impromptu speech Mr. Propst made on his Facebook page, aside from rebuking the allegations, he has raised another question…
Where is the investigation into commissioner of public safety Robert Guerrero from an actual criminal complaint filed against him on January 19, 2019?
A woman who worked under Mr. Guerrero in the Department of Public Safety at the time penned a 25-page detailed account of an August or September 2018 alleged assault on her by the commissioner, which she claimed high-ranking DPS officials witnessed.
The woman, who wrote in her complaint that Mr. Guerrero grabbed her in his office, said she rebuked his advances and was thereafter ostracized from the agency.
“Not one single investigation into the commissioner?” Mr. Propst said in his speech. “Because if you read the 25 pages I did, it’s cover up. Why? Because internal affairs reports to the commissioner. Internal Affairs, that’s right, it is the only place I know – any police department – where Internal Affairs is not truly independent. Where Internal Affairs bows down. Now here’s the crazy thing, too; it’s where the people who were involved in this were aware of what was going on. But they covered it up, including Internal Affairs. Because they were going to bat for their boss.”
According to her document, the complaint was filed with the Office of the Governor of the CNMI and with the Office of the Attorney General.
Kandit, which did not start reporting on issues in the CNMI until November 2019, received a copy of the complaint in January 2020, and on January 13, 2020 reported that neither Mr. Torres nor Attorney General Edward Manibusan did anything about the matter.