MANILA (Reuters) – A Philippine government agency on Monday said a murder complaint would be filed against policemen who shot dead a teenager accused of robbery, the second such case in just over a week against police from the same part of the capital, Manila.
The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) said an autopsy by its forensic experts indicated that Carl Angelo Arnaiz, 19, was tortured before he was shot in Caloocan City, and the manner of his killing was similar to that of a high school student shot dead in Caloocan on Aug. 16 by anti-drugs officers.
The death of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos stirred rare public outrage about President Rodrigo Duterte’s ferocious war on drugs, in which thousands of people have been killed.
Delos Santos was dragged by plain-clothes policemen to a dark, trash-filled alley before being shot in the head and left next to a pigsty, …
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