Loved ones hold peaceful protest for Officer Bert Piolo
A peaceful rally was held in Tamuning related to the murder of Police Officer Bert Piolo, as Thursday marked the one-month anniversary of his death. Piolo was a veteran Guam Police Department officer who was killed by a single bullet to the chest.
His shooter is believed to be fellow GPD officer Mark Torre, Jr., who has since pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault. Family and close friends of Piolo gathered for their "Justice for Bert" rally, calling for a fair trial with proceedings moving ahead.
Torre is currently on house arrest to third-party custodians. His next court appearance is next Thursday, August 20.
According to Guam Police Department spokesperson Officer AJ Balajadia, Torre also officially resigned from the force effective August 10.