Aug 10, 2017 @ 12:43

President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to offer authorized safety to the cops concerned in the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa and Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr.

In a speech on the police service’s 116th anniversary Wednesday (August 9) in Camp Crame, Duterte mentioned he’ll pardon the policemen in the event that they have been discovered responsible of homicide.

“There is a trial, convicted, sentenced and — that’s the last step, and there is the President. And after the trial, if I still find out, with all the cross-examinations and all of things, if they are really innocent, I will pardon them immediately after,” he mentioned.

“To all those… The police chief of — who supervised the killing of Parojinog and Marcos who was — who is being prosecuted now, they will have my protection. Not to disrupt justice. I will allow justice to run,” the President added.

Duterte mentioned he’ll shield the policemen as a result of they’re his subordinates.

Ozamiz City police chief Jovie Espenido led the police crew which raided Parojinog’s residence on July 30. The mayor was killed in the operation.

Espenido was additionally the police commander of Albuera when Espinosa was killed contained in the subprovincial jail in Baybay City in November 2016.

Police claimed the mayor engaged in a shootout when police got here to serve him a search warrant.

The head of the police operation in Albuera was Senior Supt. Marvin Marcos, who has since been appointed as head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in SOCCKSARGEN.