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January 29, 2014

NYPD commissioner: Less quotas, more impact

New York City’s police commissioner has outlined a new approach to crimefighting that takes attention off the quantity of arrests.
January 28, 2014

8 police injured in nightclub melee

Surveillance footage of officers struggling with club-goers after responding to reports of an assault at a nightclub in Troy, N.Y.
January 27, 2014

Surveillance catches hotel bank robber

A thief who's spent the last 15 years either in jail or on prison release licence is back behind bars after a series of robberies at Birmingham hotels.
January 27, 2014

3D scanner helps NM cops capture full picture

“We could literally fly through the scene,” said Roswell Police Detective Scott Stevenson.
January 23, 2014

Woman confronts alleged childhood rapist in YouTube viral vid

Calif. police are investigating the allegations from two women who say a former middle school teacher abused them while they were students.
January 22, 2014

CCTV captures robbery at knifepoint

CCTV footage of a robbery at an ATM in England.
January 22, 2014

Video: Utah officers assaulted by fugitive

Officers got into a fistfight with Scott Todd Sanders, 30, before they were finally able to restrain and arrest him.
January 21, 2014

Fact-Finding 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 understanding if the fact-finding investigative process which is reasonable, logical, and common sensical was applied. Sexual assault investigations are complex and any tool the law enforcement investigator can take from his/her toolbox i.e. the fact-finding investigative process, will assist the investigator in determining if a crime did or didn’t take place should be utilized. The investigator must then follow the fact-finding investigative process, protocols, and procedures in order to properly and lawfully determine what the witnesses and sexual offender have to offer in investigating the sexual assault allegation. The investigator’s credibility as a law enforcement officer will be questioned if the fact-finding investigative process is not properly and lawfully applied. If the credibility and reliability of the application of the fact-finding investigative process 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 utilizing the fact-finding investigative process in a sexual assault investigation.
January 21, 2014

Crimes 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 understanding if the legislative body has enacted laws which are reasonable, logical, and common sensical. Sexual assault investigations are complex and any tool the law enforcement investigator can take from his/her toolbox i.e. specific crimes, will assist the investigator determine if a crime did or didn’t take place. The investigator must then follow investigative protocols and procedures in order to properly and lawfully determine what the witnesses and sexual offender have to offer in investigating the sexual assault allegation. The investigator’s credibility as a law enforcement officer will be questioned if the sex crime(s) are not properly and lawfully applied. If the credibility and reliability of the application of such laws are 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 utilizing the crime(s) in a sexual assault investigation.



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