Legal action vs Danao

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Sunday, August 17, 2014


THE sister of the Task Force Davao (TFD) enforcer accused in a incident last July 4 is waiting until the case will be settled before they take legal actions against the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) chief whom they accused of police brutality.

Remedios Cuizon, sister of the detained TFD personnel Floriano "Floc" Cuizon, told Sun.Star Davao in an interview that they are currently more concerned on how his brother will be able to defend himself in court against the carnapping charges filed against him. But she said they are still poised to file a complaint against DCPO director Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr.

"Mangita gyud mi ug pamaagi para makakuha'g hustisya. Luoy pud tawon akong igsuon kay napasanginlan na gani siya, kulatahon pa gyud siya. Pero karon unahon sa gyud namo ning kaso niya, (We will find a way to attain justice. I pity my brother because not only was he wrongfully accused, he also got mauled)," Remedios said.

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It was earlier reported that Floc was allegedly mauled on July 11 while he was detained at the Talomo police station. This was based on a police blotter dated July 16 where the mother of Floc, identified as Lita, reported that his son was allegedly beaten by Danao.

Commission on Human Rights (CHR)-Davao officer-in-charge lawyer Junitte Barrogquillo earlier urged the mother of the victim to file a formal complaint before their office to pave the way for an investigation. She said that aside from possible administrative charges, Danao may also face charges for violation of the Republic Act 9745 or the Anti-torture Act of 2009 once he is found guilty.

Danao, meanwhile, denied the allegations claiming that the alleged mauling was just a diversionary tactic for the accused who is facing stiff charges for violation of the Republic Act 6539 or the Anti-Carnapping Act of 1972.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 17, 2014.

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