The Philippine government is investigating an alleged police officer who allegedly beat up a Filipino man in a Philippine police station, after the man complained to the police that he had been mistreated.
Police say they are investigating the attack on a man named Juan S. on Tuesday morning.
The victim told police that S. was trying to push him and that the officer “started to slap him.”
The victim, who was identified by his first name, Juan, told local media that he was in the middle of the road when S. began to hit him with his baton.
“I hit him again, and he hit me again,” he said.
Juan says that when he told S. to stop, the police officer slapped him several times.
“He hit me so hard that he started bleeding,” Juan said.
He said he tried to calm S., but the officer kept hitting him.
“So I kicked him in the face.
I punched him, and I kicked the police officers,” Juan told local news station Globo.
He also said that he tried pulling the officer off of the man, but the man was still resisting.
“The policeman was holding my hand and he was trying not to hit me.
When I tried to take his hand off of my head, he hit my head and hit me on my face,” Juan added.
The Philippine Department of Internal Security (DISA) is investigating the incident, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The department says that the Philippine Police Academy, the Philippine police force, the National Police, the Department of Justice and the Philippine Bureau of Investigation are also involved in the investigation.
The Philippine Embassy in Jakarta has requested that all relevant parties refrain from commenting on the case.
The Philippines’ military has been criticized for its response to the Philippines’ “Duterte era,” with many calling the military’s response to human rights abuses, including the murder of dozens of activists, a failure.
In a report released in December, Human Rights Watch said that Philippine military officials failed to prevent abuses in the Philippines during the Duterte era.
Human Rights Council of Indonesia chairperson, Ijaz, said in a statement that the government should “immediately release” the report and investigate the incident.