- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) officially filed charges against the cops involved in the killing of Marawi war veteran Winston Ragos
- According to NBI, the police officer and trainees present in the incident could have planted the evidence
- The investigation conducted by the NBI was upon the request of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
- The controversial death of Ragos stemmed from his alleged violation of the enhanced community quarantine guidelines
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed criminal charges against the cops involved in the killing of Marawi war veteran former Army Cpl. Winston Ragos.
KAMI learned that charges were filed by the NBI’s Death Investigation Division (NBI-DID) before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office.
In a report by the Inquirer (authored by Consuelo Marquez), NBI Spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin confirmed via text message that the agency filed murder, perjury, and planting of evidence against Police Master Sergeant Daniel Florendo Jr. of Fairview police station and four police trainees who were present during the shooting of Ragos.
Upon the request of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the NBI conducted an impartial investigation regarding the shooting.
As reported by the Manila Bulletin (authored by Jeffrey Damicog), Ragos is a war veteran who fought against terrorist groups in Marawi City. He suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
He was shot by Florendo for allegedly violating quarantine rules. The cops claimed that Ragos was armed and threatened them in the checkpoint area.
In a previous report by KAMI, NBI leaned towards the possibility that the gun found in ex-army's bag could have been planted.
The shooting of Ragos was caught in a video and it went viral on social media. He passed away on April 21, during the enhanced community quarantine.
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