Detained Senator Leila De Lima has requested the Supreme Court (SC) to enable her to attend the Senate hearings over the slay of 17-year-old pupil Kian Delos Santos who was killed by police throughout a drug operation in Caloocan City.
De Lima filed on Tuesday (August 22) earlier than the SC a really pressing supplemental movement asking for a legislative furlough to attend the listening to this Thursday (24).
In her movement, De Lima burdened “the gravity and urgency” to attend the listening to of Kian’s death made “under highly suspect and extremely disturbing circumstances.”
She cited witnesses have recounted Kian “was made to act like he fought it out with the police, prompting them to shoot back.”
This is opposite to police claims he carried a gun as De Lima indicated police “forced the gun into the hand of Delos Santos, who was already crying as he asked what he would do with it, and ordered him to fire a shot and run before he was killed.”
“This so-called ‘War on Drugs’ could get bloodier. The need to protect our people from abusive and, possibly, even criminal behavior of those entrusted to protect them becomes even more critical given the other moves being undertaken by the government, such as the conduct of random mandatory drug testings in schools,” learn the movement.
“We need to be reassured that our people, our children, are safe and protected from those who would claim the role of judge, jury and executioner, without according everyone the due process of law,” she added.