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Assure Legal Validity of the Core Transaction

By Randy Means

For a use of force to be considered reasonable, the core transaction which spurs the use of force must be legally valid. Officers must understand the legal environments surrounding situations of officer-citizen contact to know what amount of force, if any, is permissible. The three primary types of transaction are voluntary contact, investigative detention and arrest.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Wait for the Drunk Driver to Swerve?

By Pam McDonald

Information provided by anonymous callers may, at least when corroborated by law enforcement’s observations, provide sufficient justification for an investigatory stop.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2010)
 

Debunking Myths Regarding Source Information

By Randy Means

Tips from concerned citizens, confidential informants and anonymous callers can sometimes be used to establish reasonable suspicion or probable cause.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2009)
 
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