By: Tara Yap
ILOILO Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. is calling for a thorough investigation on the assault of special police forces on the station of Aksyon Radyo Iloilo.
Defensor said a thorough investigation is still needed before he issues a final statement.
The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) stormed the station of Aksyon Radyo Iloilo in Mandurriao district past 2am of August 25.
Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he has been briefed on the incident but he said he was surprised when the City Council called for an investigation on the alleged assault.
The SWAT team was augmenting responding police officers after receiving information that young men involved in a brawl from nearby Smallville Complex sought refuge inside the radio station.
But the young men already surrendered when the SWAT team barged in the radio station in full battle gear.