The United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim fired the first salvo among the diplomats assigned in the country.
The Ambassador said all those responsible for the killing of 17 year old Kian Loyd Delos Santos should be held liable.
"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Kian. Hope that the investigations lead to full accountability," in his tweet yesterday.
|United States of America Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, is the first one to speak up on the death of the 17 year old student in Caloocan City (photo credit to PDI)|
Delos Santos was killed in an anti-illegal drugs operation on Aug. 16. He was found in a fetal position with a gunshot wound to his head. Police reports stated Delos Santos fired first, which prompted officers to fire back.
However, based from the CCTV footage and some witnesses show a young man that is believed to be Delos Santos is being dragged away by two policemen in civilian clothes.
The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service (IAS) later admitted it was Kian Delos Santos, and those dragging him were policemen. The three policemen have been identified and the Internal Affairs Service of the Philippine National Police is looking into possible administrative charges against them.
Reports from CNNPhilippines