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Old 10-15-2011, 09:57 PM   #11
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Procedures vary in different areas, and I know nothing of the whole story on this one- but an LEO that is in a "shots fired" situation does NOT need a warrant prior to taking action. Falls into the category of a felony committed in his presence.

Years back, had a drunk that punched his girlfriend in the face when I was about 15 ft away from him- and placed him under arrest on the spot. Yes, there was a warrant issued- after he got to the lockup. He complained to the judge that I did not have a warrant when I arrested him- judge explained that his case fell under the "Stupid in Public" rule.
That should be a real offense. Imagine what could be done!


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Old 10-16-2011, 07:36 AM   #12
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I think they didn't follow TV police drama protocol.

What happened to "shots fired" immediate egress, calling for backup and possibly a SWAT team?
I was wonderring the same thing !
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