In-Custody Events

Biker Bar Booking Gone Bad

 
On an October evening at approximately 2030 hours, several units were dispatched to a biker bar for a fight in progress, weapons involved. We were advised by the watch commander to stage at a location near the bar to assess the real nature of the call and confirm, as best as possible, the number and nature of weapons involved prior to responding to the scene. Fights at the bar were not uncommon, but we were rarely called.

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Drunk Subject Pulls Revolver in Back Seat of Squad Car

 
Transit police officers responded to a call for a male subject reportedly harassing a woman at a downtown bus stop. Officers contacted the subject and noted he was obviously drunk. The officers conducted a pat-down of the subject and found an open bottle of liquor on his person.

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Staggering Drunk Conceals Firearm

 
I stopped and arrested a staggering drunk in a parking lot. As I searched him, he leaned up against and partly over the hood of my car. He also kept squirming, so I had a hard time with the search, especially around the crotch. I thought, “Whatever.”

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Searched Suspect Gives Officer Big Switchblade Knife

 
I was coming onto shift and was told to transport a person with a warrant to the local county jail. I was getting all of the paperwork together when the arrestee began yelling at me. He was only yelling to get my attention.

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Loaded TEC-9 Found Underneath Driver’s Seat of Patrol Car

 
A patrol supervisor left his patrol car at the department’s car wash station for a trustee to clean the inside and outside of the car. After washing the outside of the car, the trustee flagged another officer down and excitedly stated that he had found a gun under the driver’s seat.

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Prisoner Slips Handcuffs and Escapes Patrol Vehicle

 
On an early October morning, a young male subject was taken into custody for a felony warrant (probation violation) and a misdemeanor warrant. At the time of arrest, the subject was handcuffed behind his back with palms facing outwards, and the cuffs were checked for tightness.

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Hidden Firearm Found in Holding Cell

 
I was on a special street crimes unit, and one of my supervisors made a traffic stop. The driver was let go with a warning, but the passenger had an active warrant for missing a court hearing. I was the new guy and had to transport.

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Prisoner Attempts Suicide in Back of Patrol Vehicle

 
Officers responded to a family fight. The investigation found the male subject was intoxicated and upset. During the fight, he had grabbed a shotgun inside the residence and told his girlfriend he was going to commit suicide. She was able to get the gun away from him prior to police arrival. Officers took the male subject into custody without incident and charged him with two felony weapons charges and three DV related charges.

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Officer Nearly Disarmed during Hospital Prisoner Detail

 
Patrol officers responded to a call for service at an apartment complex to check a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, the subject was disorderly, and when officers attempted to arrest him, he became combative. Officers had to use a Taser to control him and take him into custody. The suspect was determined to be under the influence of PCP.

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Inmate Smuggles Contraband from Law Library

 
At approximately 1430, I went to [Housing Module A] to look at the telephone access for segregation inmates. While standing in front of the law library room, [Inmate 1] stated the cable for the printer was missing. I entered the Law Library room and inspected the printer and computer to verify the cable was gone.

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