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By Steve Salinas
When you hear the word triage, what do you think of? The typical person may imagine wartime images of medics checking soldier’s wounds on the battlefield to determine priority. For those of us in the computer forensics field, the image is quite different, although the objective is remarkably similar.
(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2010)
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)
By Pam McDonald
A Terry Stop cannot last forever. A point comes when the suspect must be arrested or released.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2009)
By Randy Means
This is the third in a series of occasional articles that identify and debunk some of the greatest myths in police law.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Aug 2009)