Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero expressed dismay over President Duterte’s plan to reinstate, Supt. Marvin Marcos, one of the accused within the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.
“I nonetheless imagine that not pursuing instances towards Marcos and treating him with kid gloves is a wasted alternative for the administration to point out and show to the worldwide group and their critics that it’s going to not stand for abusive policemen and those that do shortcuts in
violation of present legislation within the efficiency of their duties,” Escudero stated.
“This would have been a perfect opportunity to show too that government will not tolerate any abuses especially on the part of state actors and law enforcement officials in its war against drugs,” he stated.
The senator additionally raised query on the standing of the executive case filed earlier than the National Police Commission (Napolcom) towards Marcos and his 18 co-accused for potential abstract dismissal resulting from their alleged involvement within the killing of Espinosa.
The senator was amongst those that criticized the Department of Justice (DOJ) when it downgraded the homicide charges towards Marcos et al to murder. He claimed that it might have been the administration’s likelihood to disprove critics on the existence of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) within the nation and coverage of police impunity.