Vice President Leni Robredo desires an independent investigation into the death of Kian Loyd Delos Santos, the 17-year-old scholar who was killed in anti-drug operations by the Caloocan City police final week.
Robredo made the decision Sunday (Augsut 20) shortly after visiting Delos Santos’ wake since surveillance footage and neighbors’ accounts seemingly contradict the claims of the police on how died.
“[I]yong atin lang ninanais, sana magkaroon naman ng independent na imbestigasyon, kasi lalong— Alam mo iyon? Kapag hindi kampante iyong magulang sa klase ng imbestigasyon, hindi nabibigyan ng parang closure iyong kaso, at baka patuloy na nangyayari iyong ganitong nangyari kay Kian,” she stated on her radio present, “Biserbisyong Leni.”
Police claimed they shot Delos Santos as a result of he fired at them whereas the anti-drug operations had been occurring on the night of August 16.
However, surveillance footage and eyewitness accounts confirmed was mercilessly dragged right into a darkish alley by policemen sporting informal garments.
A witness stated Delos Santos was punched repeatedly by the cops earlier than he was instructed to run and fireplace a gun.
Robredo stated the administration should rethink its strategy in direction of the combat towards unlawful medicine in gentle of the killing spree that occurred final week.
“Sang-ayon naman tayo na malaki talaga iyong suliranin sa ilegal na droga, pero baka iyong pamamaraan, mayroong mas mabuti, na hindi iyong karapatang pantao na iyong nakasalalay, iyong mga inosente nabibiktima,” she stated. “Kaya tingin ko nararapat lamang na kapag may mga pang-aabuso na ganito, talagang tayo ay tumulong, para hindi na maulit pa sa darating na panahon.”