Can police check the phone during an emergency?
After the state of emergency was declared in Almaty, some residents complained on social media that their phones had been checked by police and law enforcement agencies. Do law enforcement officers really have the right to check cell phones?
Lawyer Dzhokhar Utebekov shared his advice. With only two days to go before the end of the emergency, the lawyer told residents were afraid of guards and patrol officers checking their phones. He said such actions were illegal during an emergency.