When writing a police report on a situation such as this one must first consider all of the primary components of a typical report before diving into the context of the situation itself. Frazee describes an accurate report as including the who, what when, where, why and how as well as the elements of the crime and the probable cause for the actions the police officers took. Each of these components requires specific pieces of information to be given under each category. Who should consist of any victims, suspects and witnesses as well as the names of the specific officers included in the investigation and on scene. In this case, the who consists of many people. The informant as well as the informant's source and the lady who reported hearing gunfire at the strip mall would all be considered in the witness category. The two Asian men reported to be committing crimes in the area would be considered suspects. However, it is unclear whether the Asian male who was apprehended would be considered a victim or a suspect. It is also unclear whether or not his wife would be considered a victim or a witness. However, both should be included in the report as being on scene and the events that proceeded.
The What component of a report is a detail description of what occurred during the investigation. This includes any and all crimes, civil problems or medical aid that was dispatched as well as specifics such as property taken, vehicles involved, point of entry by all individuals and what weapons were used. In this simulation What would include such information as to background information on crimes in the area as well as suspected crimes occurring, the arrest of the male individual and the restraint of his wife and any other details pertaining to the events that occurred during the course of the investigation.
[...] Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall. Sallinger, T. (2012, December 16). Justice chief of police fired; FBI investigating - WGN. WGN. Retrieved December from http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-justice-chief-of- police-fired-fbi- investigating-20121216,0,4342579.story Website . (n.d.). Racial Profiling. City of Houston eGovernment Center. [...]
[...] Racial profiling is defined as an action initiated by a law enforcement official or department based on the race, ethnicity, or national origin of an individual and not by their behavior or any evidence identifying them as suspect or criminal. In this simulation the Asian male was absolutely racially profiled. With no other evidence or description to suspect an individual the officers drew down on the first Asian male to exit the premises. Based on this and the violation of the man's civil rights I would absolutely recommend and strongly cry out for a public review board of not only the individuals themselves, in regards to their punishment but also the department and its actions while pursuing an investigation. [...]
[...] This is also the perfect time to reach out to the community because their opinions and beliefs on police misconduct will be seen as adequately heard and appreciated by the city. In this way they are not able to interfere with the investigation and where the evidence lies, however, they are able to rule on whether or not the officers will pay greatly or not. I believe a citizen oversight committee is key to solving this issue because it is not the place of the police union to take an interest on such a matter as their first and primary concern is for the officers, leaving them with a bias of sorts for the end result. [...]
[...] Each of these components requires specific pieces of information to be given under each category. should consist of any victims, suspects and witnesses as well as the names of the specific officers included in the investigation and on scene. In this case, the who consists of many people. The informant as well as the informant's source and the lady who reported hearing gunfire at the strip mall would all be considered in the “witness” category. The two Asian men reported to be committing crimes in the area would be considered suspects. [...]
[...] (n.d.). Civil Rights - FindLaw. Retrieved December from http://civilrights.findlaw.com/enforcing- your-civil-rights/lawsuits-for- civil-rights-violations-and-discrimination.html Minnesota v. Dickerson. (n.d.). Search and Seizure Cases. Retrieved December from www2.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/scales/dickerson.html Ortmeier, P. J. (2006). Introduction to law enforcement and criminal justice (2nd ed.). [...]
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