Aug 18, 2017 @ 20:29

Malacanang has downplayed the killing by the police of a Grade 11 student throughout a frenzied anti-drug operation in Caloocan on August 16 as a result of an amazing majority of the general public believes the streets have turn into safer below President Rodrigo Duterte.

“That incident, I think is isolated,” stated Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella in a briefing Friday.

Abella glossed over a query on whether or not Duterte would defend the police who shot down the 17-year previous even when CCTV footage would debunk their declare of self-defense in gunning down a boy.

“He (Duterte) will defend the police in their carrying out of duties. However, he will also not tolerate any abuse and any breaches of the law. I think that’s quite clear. He has said that before,” stated Abella.

Duterte has declared he would defend his police from any lawsuit as a result of he was answerable for sending them out on the sector to kill drug suspects in the event that they combat again (or “nanlaban” because the police uniformly described these encounters) and resist arrest. He additionally assured that he would signal their pardon in the event that they get convicted.

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa has ordered the investigation of the incident the place the hapless sufferer Kian Lloyd Delos Santos, 17, and a resident of Libis, Caloocan, was shot useless by lawmen who claimed the boy fired pictures at officers conducting anti-narcotics operations in the world.

However, Delos Santos’ household belied these claims as they’ve seen CCTV footage allegedly displaying lawmen dragging the sufferer earlier than taking pictures him useless.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar Albayalde has ordered the aid of police personnel concerned in the operation.

Dela Rosa stated the PNP shouldn’t be in the enterprise of killing harmless civilians, particularly minors. (PNA)