A construction worker arrested for drugs while in the custody of the Caloocan City Police died.
In a report on GMA News “Unang Balita” on Thursday, it was said that the police said that the man named Mateo was arrested on May 18.
His father went to the Caloocan Police Station the next day to visit him.
But when he returned on Friday, May 21, he found that his son was no longer there, and he was rushed to the hospital.
When the father went to the hospital, he found his son dead.
The death certificate states that Mateo died of a heart attack and electrolyte imbalance.
But the family doubts this, also based on what the doctor said where Mateo seems to have experienced torture because of his black eye, and he had many bruises on his body.
“May mga damage sa katawan ang anak ko. May dumagan sa dibdib at saka ang daming bugbog sa likod, ‘yun ang sabi ng doktor, at saka may black eye dito,” said Mateo’s father.
Caloocan Police denied the allegation and claimed that the man was a COVID-19 suspect. Moreover, no foul play also occurred.
According to the report, the victim’s family approached PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar to investigate his death.
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Valenzuela Police urged witnesses who allegedly saw a policeman shooting a man with autism to come forward.
“Kinukuha po natin ang panig po ng kabila…Sabi namin palutangin po para makuhanan ng statement,” said Valenzuela Police chief Col. Ramchrisen Haveria Jr.
“Meron po kaming nakuhang mga witness na vinavalidate namin at kukunan ng salaysay.”
The policeman was holding another suspect, so Edwin Arnigo was able to grab the cop’s gun, said Haveria.
“Base po sa salaysay ng ating pulis, meron pa po siyang hawak na isa pang suspek nung nangyari po ang insidente so parang nagdadalawa po ang ating atensyon,” he said.
“Syempre kung may negligence po talaga pananagutan po niya.”