MANILA, Philippines | 3 Filipino police guilty of teen’s murder in brutal drug war

29Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



MANILA, Philippines  — A Philippine court found three police officers guilty on Thursday of killing a student they alleged was a drug dealer, in the first known such conviction under the president’s deadly crackdown on drugs.

Regional Trial Court Presiding Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr. ruled the officers murdered Kian Loyd delos Santos during a raid in Caloocan city’s slums in the Manila metropolis last year. It rejected the policemen’s claim that the 17-year-old fired back while resisting arrest.

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