Evidence vs cops in Kian slay 'more than sufficient': PAO


Posted at Oct 01 2017 04:19 PM | Updated as of Oct 01 2017 08:02 PM

MANILA - The Public Attorney's Office said Sunday they have gathered enough evidence to pin down those responsible for the the killing of Kian Delos Santos. 

PAO chief Persida Acosta told ANC's Dateline Sunday that the government is doing its best to find the truth behind the killing of not only Delos Santos, but also of Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo "Kulot" de Guzman.

"We have more than sufficient evidence on the case of Kian, Carl Angelo and Kulot," Acosta added, saying all the cops of Caloocan police stations tagged in the killings should also be respondents to the cases.

Police Officers Arnel Oares, Jeremias Pereda and Jerwin Cruz, who were tagged in the killing of Delos Santos, said in their joint counter-affidavit that the slain teenager was a drug courier and insisted that their actions were "above board."

But Acosta said the accused policemen have to back these claims with evidence and not just hearsay and social media posts.

Acosta is set to present eye witnesses on the killing of Arnaiz before the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs Monday.