Court denies detention transfer plea of ‘hulidap’ cops

By , on October 9, 2014

Philippine National Police Headquarters / Wikipedia Photo
Philippine National Police Headquarters / Wikipedia Photo

MANILA – A Mandaluyong City court junks the detention transfer request of the two police officers implicated in the robbery and kidnapping case along EDSA.

Police Chief Inspector Joseph de Vera and Police Officer 1 Jonathan Rodriguez requested to be transferred to the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Judge Carlos Valenzuela of the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court branch 213 however denied the plea citing the Supreme Court ruling which directs all court to avoid committing detainees at the PNP Custodial Center.

Meanwhile, the arraignment of the two officers, who are facing kidnap for ransom and robbery in band charges, was deferred on Wednesday.

The court said that it has yet to review and settle the motions raised by the defense panel.