Police arrest young lawyers taking notes at a raided bar's inventory in Makati

Police arrest young lawyers taking notes at a raided bar's inventory in Makati

- On Thusday, three young lawyers were detained by the Makati police on the grounds of obstruction of justice as the three documented details at the crime scene

- The police's viewed the lawyers' documentation of the raided Makati bar as an obstruction of justice

- Human rights law professor cited says that 'passive and quiet taking of notes' is not included in the prohibited acts under Presidential Decree No. 1829

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Three lawyers were arrested by the Makati police on Thursday because they were caught silently taking down notes of the police-raided bar in Makati city, which was said to be laden with dr#gs and paraphernalia.

KAMI learned that the lawyers were brought to the buy bust to ensure that the police were not planting any form of fabricated evidence in the crime scene.

The lawyers were identified as Atty. John Sambrano Soliven, Atty. Lenie Rocel Elmido Rocha, and Atty. Romulo Bustamante Alarkon, who happened to lawyers for the bar Time in Makati city.

According to the report of Rappler.com, the three are part of the Desierto & Desierto Law Firm .

On August 11th, Makati police raided the said bar due to suspected drug dealing inside. As they raided the bar, the cops were able to seize tabs and caps of ecst@sy, m@rijuana, as well as dr#g paraphernalia.

Meanwhile, the foregoing law firm partner and human rights professor Prof. Diane Desierto said through blog that the cops would charge the three attorneys on grounds of obstructing justice of the case at hand.

That being said, she rebutted that according to the Presidential Decree No. 1892, 'passive and quiet acts of taking notes' are not mentioned therein, which underlines and exhausts every possible form of obstruction of justice.

She also added that the lawyers were barred from taking calls or communicating outside to inform families and the law firm itself details regarding what happened to them.

"Neither were they informed of what the charge was against." She said in an interview with Rappler.com. "But instead, they were intimidated and verbally harrassed." Desierto added.

The law firm expected to file petitions, Friday, August 17, 2018.

Watch the full report below by Rappler.com:

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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