MANILA / CASE FILES ON TEEN KILLINGS LOST IN FIRE

Sun.Star Cebu - - NATION - / SUNS­TAR PHILIP­PINES

Case fold­ers on the killing of teenagers Kian de los San­tos and Carl An­gelo Ar­naiz may have been among the files con­sumed by a fire that broke out at the Caloocan City Po­lice Of­fice Tues­day dawn, November 14. Po­lice Of­fi­cer 3 Art Ma­ca­pun­gay, chief of the Caloocan City Po­lice Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fice, said the blaze started around 4 a.m. Tues­day and had reached the fourth alarm be­fore the Bu­reau of Fire Pro­tec­tion de­clared a fire out. He said the first floor of the po­lice sta­tion where the homi­cide di­vi­sion of­fice was sit­u­ated was razed and all the files burned. Ma­ca­pun­gay said they have yet to de­ter­mine which files were lost. Among the cases be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the Caloocan City Po­lice were the killings of Ar­naiz and De­los San­tos. Both teenagers were killed while kneel­ing by Caloocan po­lice in sep­a­rate oper­a­tions. The cases sparked protests against ex­tra­ju­di­cial killings na­tion­wide.

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