Erap orders probe on murder of Manila cop

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Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap’ Estrada has directed the Manila Police Department to investigate the ambush-slaying of a drug-linked policeman.

PO2 Mark Anthony Piniano was the primary suspect in the killing of a policewoman last March and was also allegedly involved in illegal drugs.

“Whatever the motives and circumstances, we owe it to the policeman’s family to investigate the case,” the Manila mayor said. “I have tasked our city police force to leave no stones unturned to ensure that justice is served.”

Piniano was last assigned at MPD Headquarters Support Unit along UN Avenue while facing investigation.

The slain policeman was the primary suspect in the ambush-killing of P01 Jorsan Marie Alafriz on March 19 in Quiapo.

Alafriz, who was assigned to the Barbosa Police Community Precinct (PCP) for nine months, was known by her colleagues as an anti-drug advocate.