Monday, October 2, 2023

What did the prosecutor’s office find when it inspected the presidency amid a scandal involving Laura Sarabia and her son’s former babysitter?

“Let him investigate what he wants”, was the response of President Gustavo Petro to the Prosecutor’s Office, weeks after the announcement of a judicial inspection of the various offices of the Presidency of the Republic in the framework of the investigation opened by the body accused of facts I condemned

A group of investigators from the Directorate against Violations of Human Rights was in charge of accessing the security offices and polygraphy rooms, which is in front of the Presidency Casa de Nariño. The agents of the Technical Investigation Team had a clear objective: to collect evidence.

While one group of investigators and experts were in the various offices of the Presidency, others went to polygraphy rooms with special equipment. From there, the protocols and procedures established for the use of these elements are derived, as well as the powers that are in charge of handling them.

From these polygraph rooms, researchers also extracted security videos and records of entry books in this space. In other offices of the Presidency, investigators also recovered service records of officers who were in charge of security on the date of the incidents and who would be responsible for polygraph tests.

“The Presidency Protection Headquarters will also be inspected to find out the list of personnel who were part of the security and transportation plan assigned to Dr. Laura Sarabia during the months of January and February this year,” the prosecutor’s office said. Anticipation of the inspection process.

The purpose of the investigators was to collect evidence that supports the denunciation made by Marelbis Meza, who recounted in Semana how she was transferred against her will from her home, in an official car, to the polygraph offices was and where he was abused. Presidential Security Officer.

“I had my ID but I didn’t sign anything, there was no record of anything and they broke into the basement and actually while I was in there, I felt abducted, I felt panicked, suffocated and polygraphed.” Was waiting for them to do,” Marelbis said in the complaint to Meja Semana that is now being investigated by the prosecutor’s office.

With test material collected in the inspections, including lists, registry books, protocols and procedures, and security videos, human rights prosecutors will be able to compare statements and interrogations to be presented in the coming days and thus make further determinations. Will do as calls for a fee.

The prosecutor’s office said after the warning that “the inspection is part of prosecutors’ powers for the normal development of the investigation, while guaranteeing the fundamental rights of those who may be affected by the diligence.” By confusing a raid with an inspection.

The scandal consists of two investigations, one for the robbery of which Laura Sarabia, the chief of staff of the national government, was the victim, and the other for the slander of who was her babysitter, Mrs. Marelvis Meza, who had confused the security officers. President

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