Philippines senator says ‘shit happens’ over young girl killed in police drug raid

Philippines senator says ‘shit happens’ over young girl killed in police drug raid

Philippines senator who oversaw the most violent period in country’s war on drugs dismisses the killing of a three-year old girl in a police drug operation. He has labeled it as collateral damage. He not only dismisses it as collateral damage but has also said that ‘shit happens.’

Ronald dela Rosa was the police chief running President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs. He ran the operation before he was elected as a senator two months ago. He defended the actions of the police as there was shooting involved during a string operation last week. He said we are not living in an imperfect world.

He shared further remarks on the actions of police on Thursday. He said, “Would a police officer want to shoot a child? Never, because they have children as well. But shit happens during operations.” The child killed in the operation was three-years old. Her named was Kateleen. The senator says that her father, a suspected drug dealer, had used her a shield during the raid in a province east of Manila, the country’s capital.

Bernard Banac, a police spokesman, also defended the actions of his department. He said that the girl’s father had pulled a gun on the police. There was no choice for the police except to shoot.  “It cannot be helped if there was an accident,” Banac said. “He used his daughter as a human shield.” The girl’s mother doesn’t agree with the statement of both senator and the police spokesman.

An investigation is being carried out and twenty officers have been suspended. Many victims have been claimed in Duterte’s violent crackdown on drug dealers in Philippines. Kateleen is assumed to be the youngest of the victims. Police have been given unprecedented powers to track down any drug suspects and if necessary given shoot-to-kill powers as well.

Senior editor of the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Federal investigation ensnares Marty Sandoval
A federal investigation has caught another Chicago law-maker. More FBI raids are going to take
Prosecutors indict Senator Tom Cullerton with 40 counts of embezzlement charges
US attorney’s office said that Tom Cullerton, Senator from Illinois, received the salary from a
Former Swedish PM murder case solved after 34 years
The name of the murderer of Olof Palme, the former prime minister of Sweden, has
Stepmom arrested on Charges of murdering 11-year-old
An 11-year-old boy was reported missing from Colorado Springs exactly five weeks ago. The stepmom
Saudi Arabia sentences five people to death on the charges of Khashoggi’s murder
A Saudi court has sentenced five people to death on the charges of killing Jamal
Officials released identity of Lake County homicide victim as Nancy Wilcox
The Lake County coroner released the details of the homicide victim. The victim is identified
Another young girl raped in Bihar state of India
A young girl has been raped and killed in the Buxar district of the northeastern
SWAT officer shots Amir Worship during a raid
Amir Worship, 12-year-old, was sitting on the edge of a bed with his hands in
Ancich family turns their loss into hope for young mothers
The parents, who lost their daughter when she was six months pregnant, have turned their
Police accuse a suburban man of killing his mother with a sword
A man has been charged with stabbing her mother with a big sword on Sunday