Cop axed for killing epileptic in ‘drug raid’

The Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of a police officer over the killing of an epileptic in a false drug raid in Manila's slum district of Tondo nearly two years ago.   Ombudsman Samuel Martires has also ordered the filing of murder charges against Police Staff Sergeant Gerry Gealope of the Manila Police District Station 7 for the gunslaying of 23-year-old Djastin Lopez on May 18, 2017.   Witnesses said policemen from Station 7 dragged Lopez to the railroad at Hermosa and Pilar in Tondo and pushed him down on the tracks.   He begged for his life   They said Lopez had a seizure and begged for his life, but Gealope shot him several times. ...Keep on reading: Cop axed for killing epileptic in ‘drug raid’

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