The gruesome killing in Tarlac this week has been on fire in the country since it received massive complaints, heartbreaks and frustrations through different the enforcement of the law. For this reason, The assassinations in Tarlac by Police SMSgt. Jonel Nuezca is not protected by the pledge made by President Rodrigo Duterte to back the police against employment-related court proceedings, he shared that when he instructed the Philippine National Police to ensure that the detained cop stays in custody.
Speaking at a televised segment of the anti-coronavirus task force’s meeting on Monday, Duterte admitted that police officers often use their authority even in private clashes, such as the one involving Nuezca and the Gregorio household, two members of whom the policeman was caught shooting in the head on camera.
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He also admitted that usually the police tend to exhibit your authority even in matters not connected with police work such as family disputes. In view of this, Nuezca, who surrendered to police in the province of Pangasinan was arrested on Monday on two counts of murder and is also facing disciplinary cases this is what the Interior Secretary Eduardo Año shared at the same meeting. Meanwhile, Nuezca is in Paniqui’s custody, the Tarlac police and Año said the PNP would ensure he is kept responsible for the killings.
Morever, facing official comments labeling the killings as an isolated event, demonstrations over the perceived impunity supposedly enjoyed by the police in the wake of statements by Duterte and other government officials endorsing them in deaths relating to law enforcement operations have been triggered.
In contrast, Over the years, the credibility the firm has gained did not materialize immediately. The PNP reported nearly 8,000 deaths related to official anti-drug operations during the past four years of the Duterte administration, while the government’s official “Real Numbers” count is at nearly 6,000 drug personalities killed in law enforcement operations. The rights watchdogs say that, while the number is not limited to those killed in operations, the death rate may be as high as 26,000.