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The Police Investigations topic area furnishes cops with the latest news, information and strategies used in closing a case and putting bad guys behind bars. Whether you are a patrol officer arriving first on the scene or a detective searching for leads on a cold case, this touches on everything that happens between the suspect’s crimes to the final conviction.
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January 13, 2014

Retired Fla. officer shoots 2 over texting

An argument between couples over cellphone use led to a shooting at a movie theater.
January 13, 2014

Identification in Sexual Assault Investigations

In a sexual assault investigation the law enforcement investigator’s mental approach should be to determine if a crime was or wasn’t committed. One of the major aspects of determining if a crime was committed and by whom, is the identification process of the sexual offender. Therefore, the law enforcement investigator must determine as soon as possible if the victim can identify the sexual offender. In child sexual assault cases, the victim and sexual offender generally know one another. However, in adult sexual assault cases stranger sexual assaults are common and the process of identifying the sexual offender can be complex. The investigator must then follow investigative protocols and procedures in order to properly and lawfully assist the victim in identifying the sexual offender. The investigators credibility as a law enforcement officer will be questioned if the identification investigative process is not followed. If the credibility and reliability of the identification is questionable then a sexual offender may be released back into the community and/or an innocent person can be sent to jail/prison for a crime he/she didn’t commit. In this video Lawrence W. Daly, Chief Sexual Assault Investigative Educator for the One Daly Corporation raises several issues surrounding the concerns of identification in a sexual assault investigation.
January 11, 2014

Man killed, Wis. home destroyed in homemade explosion

The Marathon County Sheriff says human remains were found Friday morning buried under debris of a home that exploded Thursday in the town of Wausau.
January 09, 2014

Video: MLB star pleads with trooper during arrest

Yasiel Puig was arrested on Dec. 28, accused of driving 110 mph on a road with a 70 mph speed limit.
January 09, 2014

Toddler in controversial viral video in protective custody

The Omaha Police Officers Association has faced criticism for posting the video on its website earlier this week.
January 08, 2014

NH officers on leave after '09 video goes viral

An officer appears to shove the suspect against a wall.
January 07, 2014

Grandmother shoots, kills teen robbery suspect

Police say the teen barged into a home carrying a shotgun and demanded money out of a safe.
January 07, 2014

Zimmerman's girlfriend describes domestic violence attack

Pregnant Samantha Scheibe told a police investigator about the violent confrontation between herself and then-boyfriend George Zimmerman.
January 06, 2014

Investigative Case Action Plan (ICAP) in Sexual Assault Investigations

When being assigned to a sexual assault investigation the law enforcement investigator should begin the assignment by creating an Investigative Case Action Plan (ICAP). An ICAP is an outline of how the investigator will approach the investigation, the tasks he/she will perform, the order of who will be interviewed, the examination, evaluation, and analyzation of evidence, criminal history of the victim, witness, and perpetrator, etc. All of these tasks need to be documented by the investigator so he/she has a check and balance list which will assist in pursuing if a crime did or didn’t take place. In this video Lawrence W. Daly, Chief Sexual Assault Investigative Educator for the One Daly Corporation raises several issues surrounding the reasons and utilization of the ICAP in a sexual assault investigation.



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