Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday filed a decision calling for an investigation on the newest Reuters particular report on alleged drug suspects summarily executed by the police being despatched to hospitals to keep away from crime scene investigations and media consideration.
“This practice should be stopped since it effectively ruins the investigation process and therefore proliferates the system of impunity that some members of the PNP are enjoying in their pursuit of drug suspects,” he stated in submitting decision No. 419.
“There is an immediate need to investigate this alleged modus operandi purportedly employed by the PNP to get away with executing drug suspects in the light of the administration’s war on drugs,” he stated.
The senator is in search of to have the committee on public order and harmful medication and different applicable committees directed by the Senate to hold out an inquiry, in assist of laws.
Allegedly, based mostly on Reuters experiences, a quantity of drug suspects delivered to the hospitals have been shot within the head and coronary heart, typically at shut vary, inflicting exact and unsurvivable wounds.
An unnamed police commander admitted to Reuters that his officers have been instructed to shoot drug suspects at “sensitive areas” to make sure their death and the identical source alleged to have additionally admitted that “in late 2016, police began sending victims to hospitals to avoid crime scene investigations and media attention” as a result of it would reveal that they’re executing drug suspects.
The quantity of drug suspects declared lifeless on arrival likewise exhibits an alarmingly upward pattern.