The Highway Patrol Group (HPG) is now under fire and may face murder raps after they killed a motorcyclist involved in a vehicular accident a week ago.
In the video, two members of the Police HPG is now the subject of investigation as they killed Dela Riarte after he supposedly fight back against the authorities.
PO2 Jonjie Manon-og and PO3 Jeremiah De Villa was placed under restrictive custody together with two MMDA constables who are also seen in the scuffle.
Public Attorney's Office Chief Persida Acosta said that the incident is overkill.
A video from a concerned citizen was given to Dela Riarte's brother. In the video, it can be seen that Dela Riarte is being held down and handcuffed by policemen carrying firearms.
A policeman also punched Dela Riarte's guts. Another HPG men pulled Dela Riarte that caused him to lean backward and scream in pain. He was pinned to the ground and people saying that Dela Riarte's money fell off the ground.
Based on the HPG's report, while Dela Riarte was forced into the HPG car, he headbutted Manon-og and grabbed his gun that compelled De Villa to shoot him twice.
Acosta reiterated that grabbing the police gun is not possible because Dela Riarte's hand is on his back handcuffed.
Salamat po sa nagpadala ng Video na ito isang matibay na evidence po ito na pinagsasaktan ang kapatid ko na si John Dela Riarte habang nakaposas ito at may tinig na nagsabi sa bus na " ang daming pera" wala na po yun nung isauli ang bangkay sa amin. Pangulong Duterte bigyan nyu po kami ng hustisya sa kamay ng mga pumatay na mga pulis kahit naka posas na sya patalikod. Lord bigyang mo po kami ng lakas ng loob.Posted by Robert Dela Riarte on Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The kin of the motorcyclist will charge the policemen with murder and robbery. Personal belongings of Dela Riarte also went missing.