A HUMAN RIGHTS activist has asked the Ombudsman to suspend a police officer for arresting her during a series of raids that led to the deaths of nine activists and the imprisonment of four others.
In an affidavit filed on Monday, Nimfa Lanzanas said the cop should be suspended without pay for disregarding the law on search warrants and arrests.
The activist said the police officer approved the search warrant despite inconsistencies in the documents including incorrect home addresses.
“The respondent should also be held liable for grave misconduct, as his acts flagrantly and deliberately violated the laws on search warrants and on arrests,” according to a copy of Ms. Lanzanas’ affidavit.
“His acts violated my rights, which are protected by the Constitution.” — John Victor D. Ordoñez