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    Former Florida Deputy Arrested (Parkland School Shooting)

    I hope that I have not given the impression that I am in favor of a prosecution because I have not intended to do so. I’ve just seen the massive amounts of false or irrelevant information that is floating on the interweb and thought I’d try to throw some dispassionate logic into the discussion. If the prosecution of the deputy is legit, there certainly need to be numerous others right there next to him. If it isn’t legit to go after them, he shouldn’t be on the spot either.
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    Former Florida Deputy Arrested (Parkland School Shooting)

    Have you read the actual charges?
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    Former Florida Deputy Arrested (Parkland School Shooting)

    Read the charging documents. He was actually an "active killer instructor" for his agency and had attended an active shooter training session in 2016.
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    Former Florida Deputy Arrested (Parkland School Shooting)

    He thought someone was in the school shooting out. That is, if I understood his media statement correctly. I don’t know what the truth is as to what he actually thought is.
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    Former Florida Deputy Arrested (Parkland School Shooting)

    The guy walked right past several “security monitors” who knew of the suspect’s history. None of them imitated lockdown procedures or called 911. One of the monitors was even told by a student that dude had a gun and was loading it in a stairwell. The basis of the perjury charge is that the deputy claimed he didn’t hear any shots fired beyond an initial salvo. He said in a media interview that he thought someone was firing through a window into the school yard rather than actively shooting students inside of the building. I don’t know which is true.
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    Former Florida Deputy Arrested (Parkland School Shooting)

    That’s what you do, but the cops can’t lock up the guy because the neighbors think he’s odd. I doubt any agency in the U.S. has the manpower to conduct around the clock surveillance of odd people.
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    Former Florida Deputy Arrested (Parkland School Shooting)

    SCOTUS has not ruled on “this issue”. The oft quoted court rulings were in civil rights lawsuits in federal courts and not in state level criminal prosecutions. Also, what does “on the RADAR” mean? It’s not illegal to be odd. It’s not illegal to be the guy voted most likely to shoot up a school. Until there is an overt act, what are the cops supposed to do? Should cops be held criminally responsible for the actions of others?
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    Riot/Protest Control

    I was a munitions specialist and team leader on a "crowd control team" for quite some time. We deployed for one of the G8 Summits and once when that bunch out of Kansas showed up at a soldier's funeral. For the funeral, we setup in a basement near the funeral and stayed out of sight. For the G8, we were stationed at the command center in case the pillaging hordes came there. Area denial is the big thing. The goal isn't to arrest people; it is to get them to leave.
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    As an Officer what is your forte....

    I've done pretty well the entire gambit. I will admit that a stint in CID made me a much better patrol supervisor when I went back to patrol than I would have been had I been promoted to SGT without going through CID first. Having that investigative experience allowed me to better train the people on my shift to start handling things on their own rather than just writing a report and sending it up to CID. That being said, I am a patrol guy through and through. I've never been undercover and never will be, but I have worked on the periphery of numerous dope investigations. Working dope is something that holds absolutely no interest for me. I'm just not unorganized enough to deal with that world. I'm command staff now, and I love to aggravate the investigators by saying that is where we put people that couldn't cut it in patrol. I take it further by saying that working drugs is where we put folks that can't make it in investigations.
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    New Wheels, Anyone ?

    Here's the problem with the new crop of PPV packages: they are all designed around city cops and completely forget deputies working for full service Sheriff's Offices. It's one thing to stuff somebody into the back of a mid-size sedan and drive them across town to the jail. It's quite another to haul a prisoner across the state or even from several states away on an extradition. The smaller compartments also impact the driver as to fit cages into the cars means pushing up the driver seats. They also seem to forget that sometimes folks outside of urban areas also have to drive dirt roads or in less than stellar conditions, but these little front wheel drive packages just won't hold up to such driving. We have put our patrol supervisors in Chevy 1500 four door pickups, and we are now buying Tahoe PPVs to replace our Crown Vics.
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    GeorgiaCarryLaws.net

    Thought this might interest the Georgia contingent: GeorgiaCarryLaws.net It's a fairly new site dedicated to discussing Georgia's carry laws and in support of providing training for peace officers on the carry laws in an attempt to cut down on negative encounters between citizens and peace officers.
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    Creekside Carbine Rediness Course

    Ran across this:
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    Ruger Security Six

    Rock solid revolver...
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    Mossberg 930 SPX

    Sweet. I like the charging handle and the clamp.
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    LEO DUI question

    Roger that big time!!
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    Glock's

    To each his own. I prefer 9mm to .40SW. Suppressors are fun
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    Glock's

    I don't know the legalities of it all, but there are some converted pistols out there. They had to jump through all of the legal stuff, but I know not what it encompasses.
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    Glock's

    You can legally own one provided you do all of the paperwork, but in the case of a Glock, the cost is prohibitive. Glock will only sell them to agencies, and the few that made it into the country prior to Glock instituting the agency only sales policy are outrageously expensive. The only select fire Glock from the factory is the G18, which is 9mm. My agency has two of them, one of which is my issued duty weapon. They are fun to shoot, but they aren't worth the money involved to get one outside of an agency purchase. There are places that will do aftermarket conversions, but if you go this route, make sure that they do it reliably.
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    LEO DUI question

    I doubt most officers even know what there actual conviction rate is as it isn't a factor in anything. Convictions are the job of the prosecutor. My county has one ADA assigned to it. Not every arrest gets prosecuted simply due to the case load. DUI prestige? Not hardly. Most make them due to deadly nature of DUIs, but it isn't like they are a huge deal. I spent 10 years working in a college town, and DUIs were plentiful. They weren't even a consideration as for anything close to a prestige factor. to suggest so is absolutely laughable.
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    LEO DUI question

    It isn't double jeopardy. It isn't even close to the definition of double jeopardy.
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    LEO DUI question

    Nothing draconian about it. Don't do the DUI thing and it won't matter. The Implied Consent law only goes into effect AFTER custodial arrest has already been made. The Field Sobriety Exercises and PBT and such are all completely and absolutely voluntary.
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    LEO DUI question

    It isn't double jeopardy in the least. Double jeopardy is being retried for an offense for which you have already been acquitted. GA requires that the driver submit to the state test(s). If the officer makes a custodial arrest for DUI, the driver has to submit to the state's test, which can be plural, or face license suspension. If a driver is obviously impaired and an officer makes an arrest and gets a BAC below the legal limit but believes drugs may be in the system, he can still get a blood test under the Implied Consent law. Also, there is a difference between a breathalyzer (PBT) and an Intoxilyzer. The numerical reading from the PBT isn't admissible in court. The officer can only testify whether or not it showed positive for alcohol. The PBT can be used as part of the roadside screening. AZ laws may be much different that GA's, but something seems awry with the scenario.
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    LEO DUI question

    Not nearly enough info... Was the officer medically qualified such as being a paramedic or something that is allowed to draw blood?
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    Another question for you coppers

    Different states, different ways. Sheriff's are constitutional officers in Georgia,and deputies have the same authorities and powers of the Sheriff. The Georgia State Patrol has statewide jurisdiction, but contrary to what most think, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation does not except for in a few specified instances. Otherwise, they have to be requested in by a local agency head or prosecutor. They do have original jurisdiction on state property.
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    Another question for you coppers

    I field calls like the above on a frequent basis. First, deputies in GA have statewide jurisdiction. Second, the state courts have ruled that the language "any officer" in the traffic laws means that any officer can make a traffic charge anywhere in the state as long as it is prosecuted in the venue in which it occurred. So, even a city officer outside of their city can still make a traffic charge. We have also had courts rule that officer outside of jurisdiction still has the power of citizen arrest.
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