Police Linkage Citizen video of police executing drug addict

Discussion in 'Extra-Judicial Killings' started by Diablo, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Diablo

    Diablo Administrator Staff Member

    Police officer lies, claiming victim was trying to get his gun; the video shows otherwise, with the officer stepping back and executing the drug addict with two shots, then a third coup de grâce shot as the victim lay on the ground.


    Here is the video from Madam Claudia's FB page:

    Video catches cop shooting alleged addict

    19 December 2016

    Is this another case of “nanlaban?” A policeman shot dead an unarmed man that he claimed was high on drugs. The incident, caught on a video that has gone viral, showed PO3 Reynaldo Dizon accosting Sharief Amatonding. Dizon was seen on video shooting Amatonding at close range. “Nanlaban” or “fought back” is the usual reason given by policemen who shoot down a suspect.

    Police investigators led by PO3 Francis Tabile claimed the victim tried to grab Dizon’s service firearm. “He was violent and was trying to grab (the) firearm,” Tabile said in a TV interview. The incident happened outside the Rizal Commercial Bank Corp. branch in San Pedro City, Laguna on Friday. Amatonding, a native of Marawi City and resident of Pasig City, allegedly became unruly in the bank when the cashier delivered some unsettled bills and he refused to pay. The bank’s security guards reportedly tried to push out Amatonding, but he firmly gripped the handle of the bank’s glass door. A ...

    According to Dizon, he tried to pacify and talk to Amatonding, who became violent, forcing the policeman to take extreme measures. The video showed Dizon holding his firearm with his right hand while grabbing Amatonding by the collar with his left and trying to pull the victim from the door. The victim, however, refused to budge. It was then Dizon let go of Amatonding’s collar and gripped his handgun with both hands before shooting the victim twice at close range. The 54-second video uploaded by a concerned citizen was shaky during the portion where Dizon fatally shot Amatonding.

    The person who took the video could be heard screaming as gunshots rang out. Afterwards, Dizon shot Amatonding a third time even after the victim hit the ground, apparently to finish him off.

    Laguna police director Senior Supt. Joel Pernito said Dizon, an investigator of the Biñan City police, was placed under restrictive custody. “We are evaluating all the facts and looking if lapses were committed,” Pernito said yesterday. Pernito personally went to the San Pedro police station to oversee the investigation on Dizon. Pernito vowed Dizon will be held accountable if proven he killed Amatonding in cold blood. “We are investigating if there was excessive force. We will do not condone our people if there are lapses,” he said.

    Earlier that day, the victim’s wife Amerah was arrested by the San Pedro police based on the complaint filed by the staff of Hotel Margelou Drive Inn, where the couple had checked in. The hotel employees earlier claimed they heard screaming from inside the couple’s rented room. When they tried to get in, the couple reportedly refused and locked themselves. Police said the hotel employees complained the couple tried to evade paying their bills with Amatonding jumping out the window of the hotel to get down and run away. “Hence, the hotel staff sought assistance from San Pedro CPS, the ...

    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
  2. Diablo

    Diablo Administrator Staff Member

    Cop in viral video to face charges after shooting man in Laguna

    18 December 2016

    The police officer in the viral video of a shooting incident against a man who reportedly went amok in San Pedro City, Laguna last Friday, is set to face charges. A special investigation task group has been created to investigate a certain PO3 Dizon, one of the investigators of Biñan City Police who responded during Sharief Amatonding's amuck in a bank in San Pedro City. A video uploaded on the "Madam Claudia" Facebook page showed a cop who held another man by the collar. The cop was later seen firing at the man. As of posting time, the video has ...

    According to Superintendent Depositar, chief of police of San Pedro City, Dizon said that during the incident, he felt that there was imminent danger because Amatonding was causing a scene inside and even outside the bank. Depositar added that because of the video uploaded online, the investigation group decided that necessary charges shall be filed against the policeman who fired at Amatonding. The San Pedro City Police assured the public that the investigation will be fair, especially since the mandate is clear that they are not going to condone any form of violation to human rights. Dizon will be transferred ...


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