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Posted about 7 years ago

 

If you responded to a disturbance call. The complainant tells you that a male subject threatened him with a machete. The complainant, his grandson, and granddaughter saw this. Would you arrest the male subject?? If you already talked to the male subject, would you go back to question him again?? What would've you done if the male subjects spouse told you she feared for her life. I need some advise. Especially Texas Peace Officers.. I ran into this situation but I was the back up officer.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I would question both parties. everyone has their own side. after that i would want to where the machete was and most likely confiscate it. also, hear-say is a touchy line. i run into alot of he said she said bullshit. I would say if the machete is in the suspect possession or immidiate area, and the stroies do not conlict, i would have to say book him.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Collect statements from all parties, including the suspect. If the suspect isn't in custody you can question him all you want. If you're still unsure if you have enough for an on view arrest, there's no issues with detaining the suspect until a warrant can be obtained. Better to push it off on the judge, then to play a bad hand.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

what if your supervisor tells you he wont go back to talk to the suspect. Because he didn't see it. but you have 3 witness but he still refuses to obtain a warrant. you tell him that is B.S. and he reprimands you.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Sounds like he's lazy. I'd go have a chat with the next in the chain of command.

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well, the next in command told him to send it off to the da's office. i told the sgt. that if the suspect comes back and harms them he willbe liable. he said to back off and i still got reprimanded.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Well, at least the case is being filed. Sounds like the supervisor is afraid to take enforcement action. The problem is this...you can also be held liable. I would have refused to sign the reprimand, as it's unwarranted.

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well, i tried to tell them that but he said is his call and not mine. he is a hard headed individual. You try to explain it to them. Im the one with most experience in that dept. i have 7 years exp. the supervisior has only one year and 6 months exp. in law enforcement. that is the problem i dint sign anything but i looking for another job. I wont be held liable for someone elses stupidity,

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

i dont mean to ridicule or belittle a fellow officer.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

A YEAR AND A HALF?

I've got more time on the toilet than he has on the job. I retract my original statement about him being lazy...he's a rookie, an ignorant one.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I got hired in june of this year. Cops dont last more than 3 months here. I wonder why. guess i;m going to be one of them

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Which dept.? Feel free to PM if you want.

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narco4c75 said:

If you responded to a disturbance call. The complainant tells you that a male subject threatened him with a machete. The complainant, his grandson, and granddaughter saw this. Would you arrest the male subject?? If you already talked to the male subject, would you go back to question him again?? What would've you done if the male subjects spouse told you she feared for her life. I need some advise. Especially Texas Peace Officers.. I ran into this situation but I was the back up officer.

A couple of questions.......what did the male subject tell you happened, were the threats made to the complainant on the male subjects property or complainant property, why was the spouse of the male subject in fear for her life? If this was fueding neighbors and the male subject came on complainants property threatening him with a machete, and there were at least 2 CREDIBLE WITNESSES, then I wouldv'e hooked him up for at the very least DOC, so I wasn't called back for a HOMICIDE.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

my supervisior told me that the perp had threatened his wife and a another person that he was going to kill them. the perp gave a statement he was going to get some sofas but nothing happened. Supervisior gives the perp a criminal trespass warning only. Then we go back to the scene. The supervisor doens;t speak spanish, As soon the complainants see me they tell me what had happened., They all speak spanish. they said the perp went up to the house mad and argued with the homeowner. the perps spouse was staying there because the perp kicked he out. The perp went to his vehicle and retrieved a machete and raised his arm with machete in hand. The complainant grabbed a bat and hit the perp on the left arm. the perp ran to his vehicle and left. the complainant, his grandson and a child saw the entire incident. I told the supervisor he had two witnesses but he refused to arrest the perp. I told him to go speak to the perp and see if we could find the machete he also refused. i told him the perp is violent and he made threats already. he told me to back off. I told him it is B.S. once we got to the station he got in my face and tried to tell me how to do my job. I have 7 years in law enforcement and he has 1. 5 years, 23 years old and he is a supervisor. i told him If something happened he was going to be liable. he didnt care he said hing dont work like that in this town. The supervisior told me before he left he will try to get a warrant.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Pat the complainant on the back, detain the perp, contact chain-of-command to let them know supervisor's making BIG mistake, tell the supervisor to get out of my face....one warning, transport turd to the jail, we are SWORN to protect lives......sounds like supervisor's chickensh@$.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

well, i'm going to start to look for another job. Idont want to get into more trouble as is. any job openeings in your area

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Can't blame you........We're hiring now, PM me for further