Homicide, Interview, Seize Cell Phone?


Sgt. wished to confirm his authority to seize a phone from relative of homicide suspect; brother came to police department voluntarily, information existed to believe text messages related to homicide would be found on phone.

Homicide, Interview, Seize Cell Phone?2022-10-19T10:44:01-04:00

Disclosure of Medical Information Permissible?


Inquiry required an analysis involving HIPAA, NC Gen. Stat. 130A-143, and NC Admin. Code 10A 41A.0101 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Accumsan sit amet nulla facilisi morbi tempus iaculis. Nulla facilisi morbi tempus iaculis urna id volutpat lacus laoreet. Amet massa vitae tortor condimentum lacinia quis. Tellus molestie nunc non blandit massa enim nec. Venenatis cras sed felis eget. In hendrerit gravida rutrum quisque non tellus orci. Vivamus at augue eget arcu dictum varius duis at consectetur. Vel pharetra vel turpis nunc eget lorem dolor sed viverra. [...]

Disclosure of Medical Information Permissible?2022-10-19T10:45:30-04:00

Live Solicitation Dispute at Mall


Mall security was insisting that local municipal officers detain customers for photography (ban list) even though no criminal charges were being brought. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium. Risus nec feugiat in fermentum posuere. Id aliquet risus feugiat in ante metus. Varius sit amet mattis vulputate enim nulla. Interdum posuere lorem ipsum dolor. Luctus venenatis lectus magna fringilla urna porttitor rhoncus dolor. Sit amet cursus sit amet dictum. Ut aliquam purus sit amet luctus venenatis lectus magna fringilla. Nibh ipsum consequat [...]

Live Solicitation Dispute at Mall2022-10-17T18:57:14-04:00

Probable Cause for Arrest – What Charge?


In a crime that was somewhat Ferguson-esque, a young man leaped over a convenience store counter, desperate for cigar rolling papers. Thrice had suspect pleaded with clerk to sell him the items, which she refused as he lacked identification for the purchase of tobacco products. After announcing that he would come back and “rob the store” for the rolling papers, he did indeed return, and took them by force (i.e., by jumping the counter), but left $1.25 for the clerk as he departed the store with his girlfriend.

Probable Cause for Arrest – What Charge?2022-10-13T14:05:11-04:00

Child Abduction on Friday Night


Complicated facts confronted Sgt. where putative “father” left with six-month-old child, his biological status as father uncertain. He told mother (after dropping off another minor at Burger King, where mom worked) that she would not see this child again unless [a specified condition was met]. “Father” is not on birth certificate, there is no paternity test, and mother states there is 50-50% chance he is real father. These facts resulted in legally complex set of law enforcement options; and to further complicate the analysis, child and “suspect” were located in another jurisdiction, with two separate agencies failing to reach agreement on [...]

Child Abduction on Friday Night2022-10-13T14:04:33-04:00
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