Philippine Cops Who Killed Kian Charged With Murder

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Criminal charges have been filed against the Philippine policemen involved in the death of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos.

The National Bureau of Investigation charged four Caloocan officers with murder and planting of evidence.

The officers say that while carrying out a drug raid on Aug. 16, Delos Santos fired a gun at them, and that they killed him in self-defense.

However, CCTV footage shows officers dragging a man, who appears to be Kian, into an alley, where he was later found dead with a gunshot wound to his back and two to his head.

Witness statements have also challenged the officers’ accounts.

In the NBI’s murder complaint filed on Aug. 31, the agency said the officers’ actions that day show their purpose was “to kill the victim.”

Kian’s parents have also filed separate murder complaints against the officers involved their son’s death.