Aquino was cleared of homicide raps over Mamasapano Tragedy – Ombudsman

Ombudsman clears Aquino of homicide raps over Mamasapano

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Former President Benigno Aquino III was cleared by the Office of the Ombudsman from homicide charges filed against him for his alleged reckless imprudence in the botched 2015 Mamasapano operation.

In a resolution obtained by the Inquirer, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said she is dismissing the reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and physical injuries filed against Aquino for his alleged hand in the slay of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) police officers, who were killed in a firefight during the anti-terror raid.

Also cleared along with Aquino are dismissed police chief Alan Purisima and sacked SAF commander Getulio Napeñas, who had been charged before the Sandiganbayan with graft and usurpation of powers for violating the police chain of command.

“In sum, no probable cause lies against respondents for reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide for the death of 44 SAF members, nor for reckless imprudence resulting in physical injuries for the wounding of 15 SAF troopers,” Morales said in her final resolution.

Source: Inquirer

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