WATCH: Woman claims cops arrested partner sans warrant


Posted at Aug 22 2016 02:31 PM | Updated as of Aug 22 2016 03:28 PM

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Harra, the common-law wife of JP Bertes, said Bertes was ready to surrender the night of July 6 out of fear for his life, but she recalled, the police searched their house for drugs that night sans warrant.

She said, police also hit Bertes at his sides while the latter continuously denied being in possession of drugs, and saying that he was preparing to surrender.

She added, one policeman even threatened to shoot Bertes right inside their home.

"Sabi ko po, 'wag naman po sir; wag naman ditto sa harap namin ng anak ko,’ kasi takot na rin po eh, na nasa itaas siya nang ganun eh, itutumba niya ang asawa ko sa bahay," she said.

Later that night, JP's father, Renato, also came in and tried to intervene. She also called on their barangay chieftain for help.

Renato and JP were later killed in the Pasay City Jail.

The Senate on Monday began its probe on the spate of extra-judicial killings in relation to the Duterte administration's war on drugs in a joint hearing with the Human Rights and Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs.