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NBI files raps vs. cops in killing of ex-soldier Ragos

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Charges have been filed against two policemen and four police trainees who were involved in the killing of retired Army Corporal Winston Ragos, said National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin.

“Charges have been filed before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office,” said Lavin who said the charges were filed Thursday (June 4).

The NBI spokesman said those charged with murder and perjury were Police Master Sergeant Daniel Florendo who shot the victim and police trainees Joy Flaviano, Arnel Fontanillas, Dante Fronda, and Dalejes Gaciles.

Florendo was also charged with Police Staff Sergeant Hector Besas with planting of evidence.

The case was filed following investigation conducted by the NBI’s Death Investigation Division (NBI-DID).

The Philippine Army and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra both sought the NBI investigation to the questionable police handling of the incident.

Ragos who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was shot near a checkpoint in Barangay Pasong Putik for allegedly violating quarantine rules and for carrying a firearm.

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