Senate starts probe into Navotas teen slay
Senate starts probe into Navotas teen slay
Senate starts probe into Navotas teen slay
by Daylight Abas22 August 2023

The Senate Committee on Public Order, headed by Senator Ronald Bato dela Rosa, will begin its investigation into the case of Jemboy Baltazar, the 17-year-old who died in the hands of the Navotas City police due to mistaken identity, on Tuesday, August 22.

The probing comes after Senate Minority bloc leaders Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III and Risa Hontiveros filed respectively filed a resolution calling for the investigation and Senator Raffy Tulfo's privilege speech.

According to a report by Raymund Dadpaas on DZRH’s Damdaming Bayan, Navotas Police Chief Col. Allan Umipig along with six Navotas cops involved in the crime were summoned to the hearing to face the Philippine National Police (PNP), National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), and the PNP-Internal Affairs Service (IAS).

In the hearing, it will be discussed whether the cops performed and followed the police operational procedure during the operation, as well as the reason for the depleted body-worn camera carried by one of them and their claim about not recording the police operation.


It can be recalled that Baltazar was preparing to board a boat to go fishing when he was shot dead by Navotas police officers after being mistakenly identified as a murder suspect.

After the fatal incident, the Navotas cops left him drowning, and it took three hours before his body was recovered by his relatives.

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