Complacency

Concealed Scissors during Felony Warrant Arrest

 
I was assisting another officer who heard a woman screaming for help under a bridge where transients are known to frequent. A male and female were contacted. Both were cooperative and provided their information. Investigation revealed that no crime occurred. The male placed his hands into his front pockets as he approached me.

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Officers Almost Serve Search Warrant on Wrong Apartment

 
A search warrant was being served on a suspect in a conspiracy investigation involving the trafficking of illegal drugs. During this investigation, the subject’s residence was located along with his vehicle in a large apartment complex.

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Inmate Surprises and Assaults Corrections Deputies

 
On 3/15/17 at around 0100, [an inmate] was out on his recreational time in [housing unit A]. When [Deputy 1] was just completing a module check, [the inmate] ambushed him by suddenly punching him in the face, knocking [Deputy 1] down. The inmate continued the vicious assault, then disengaged.

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Handcuff Key Found in Back of Patrol Vehicle after Inmate Transport

 
I was taking everything out of my pockets after a day of work. I realized that the pen-shaped handcuff key I carry in my pocket was missing. I was not sure where or when I had lost it. I bought a new one and did not think much of it.

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Over Confident during Warrant Arrest of Known Subject

 
I was on duty in my own rural (very rural) neighborhood when I saw a known subject, whom I have dealt with numerous times, who had a warrant and suspended driver’s license. I watched him drive home and pulled him over. He saw me and went into his house. I filled out the citation and knocked on the door. We knew each other by first name—that is how often I have dealt with him.

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Failure to Search Subject during Vehicle Search

 
After arresting a warrant subject from the driver’s seat, deputy 1 took the arrestee to a patrol car for search incident to arrest. Deputy 2 & 3 remained with the violator’s vehicle in order to remove passengers and search the vehicle.

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