PNP denies strenuous exercise that killed curfew violator at General Trias – Manila bulletin
The Philippine National Police (PNP) stand by the statement by General Trias’ police chief in Cavite, denying that local police imposed severe physical exercises on curfew violators which resulted in the death of a local resident last week.
PNP spokesperson, Brigadier. Gen. Ildebrandi Usana said they had previously asked Gen Trias’ chief of police for an explanation and the latter said there had been no such incident as reported by Danny’s family. PeÃ±aredondo.
âIt was General Trias’ chief of police who denied ever having imposed physical exercises on quarantine offenders. We will take his word for it. He even claimed that they had helped the victim’s family to take him to the various hospitals, âUsana said.
PeÃ±aredondo was accosted Wednesday last week for allegedly violating the curfew enforced by local police when purchasing bottled water. His family claimed that he and other offenders were subjected to intense physical exercises.
When he was released the next day, his family claimed that PeÃ±aredondo, 28, could no longer walk and stand. He died on April 3.
The incident involving PeÃ±aredondo went viral on social media after a post from an internet user condemning local police for inflicting sanctions against human rights.
Usana, however, said the investigation is ongoing and even called on other offenders who were allegedly punished with PeÃ±aredondo to come forward and shed light on the incident.
“If there are any witnesses to the contrary, the PNP in the region will be there to side with its side in the conduct of the investigation,” Usana said.
âThe truth must come out. After all, seven other quarantine violators were referred as a result by the barangay officials apprehended to the Triassic General Police. The investigation can get their side one by one to shed light on the case, âhe added.
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