The Senate might have spoken too soon in commending the Department of Justice for pursuing charges towards police personnel concerned within the killing of Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. final yr.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson stated this after the DOJ reportedly really helpful the downgrade of charges towards Superintendent Marvin Marcos and firm from homicide to the bailable charge of murder.
“I guess we spoke too soon in commending the DOJ when it recommended the filing of information indicting Supt. Marcos et.al for double murder in spite of the loud and repeated pronouncements of the President to the contrary,” Lacson stated.
He was referring to reviews that the DOJ downgraded the charges towards Marcos and firm from homicide to murder, successfully permitting them to post bail.
Earlier, the findings by the Senate committee on public order and harmful medication headed by Lacson indicated the killing of Mayor Espinosa final November was premeditated.
It additionally famous there might have been abuse of authority by the police personnel concerned within the killing.
With the DOJ’s transfer to downgrade the charges, Lacson stated it’s “but fitting” that the Senate now denounce the identical DOJ, which he stated “has now turned around and reneged on its mandate to service justice in a way that the blindfolded lady holding the scale would have wanted it.”