Accused cops in labor leader slay off the hook

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The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that its panel of prosecutors dismissed the allegations against 17 policemen who allegedly killed a labor leader and stressed that the death was a result of a legitimate police operation.

This stems from the police operations conducted in Calabarzon area 7 March 2021 where labor leader Emmanuel “Manny” Asuncion died during the clash.

In a 23-page resolution, the DoJ panel of prosecutors led by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Rodan Parrocha dismissed for lack of probable cause the murder complaints filed under Article 248 of the Revised Penal Code against the 17 policemen accused of summarily executing Asuncion.

It ruled that the evidence and circumstances presented during the preliminary investigation of the case contradicted the claim of complainant Liezel, wife of Asuncion, that the police officers intentionally killed her husband in the guise of a police operation.


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