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Just The Facts Report #2 - Enhanced
This is the narrative section of an actual K-9 Deployment Report. The names have been omitted for anonymity.
This a group exercise. Suggest details, feelings, or threat elements that might cause the Jury to be more favorable to the K-9 Handler.
On ________, approximately 0140 hrs I was at ______ on an unrelated detail. Deputy _______ and myself were contacted about a situation brewing in the parking lot.
I observed several subjects in an argument and they began to disperse as we approached. I contacted [compalinant] who advised that the subject later identified as [perpetrator] was threatening him as was [perpetrator's] girlfriend. While I continued to try and speak with [complainant] I could see and hear [perpetrator] yelling obscenities and threats. ____________________. I asked Deputy _____ to stay with [complainant] while I contacted [perpetrator].
I told [perpetrator] to come speak with me, but he walked away. ____________________. [perpetrator] was with a group of people and I again asked him to come to me. [perpetrator] asked if I was speaking to him and I advised him that I was. ____________________.
[perpetrator] approached but so did the large group he was with. ____________________. I tried to speak to [perpetrator] alone but the group continued to follow. ____________________. [perpetrator] got right in my face and began to verbally challenge me. ____________________. I tried to distance myself but he crowded me and continued to be verbally abusive. ____________________.
Due to the large group that [perpetrator] was with and his aggressive behavior towards me, ____________________. I placed [perpetrator] against a wall with his hands up and began to frisk him as he faced the wall. ____________________.
While I was attempting to frisk [perpetrator] his girlfriend came up and was yelling at me. ____________________. I told her to back up repeatedly. but she did not comply. ____________________. I told her to back and stopinterfering or she would be arrested. ____________________. This seemed to enrage [perpetrator] who came off the wall. ____________________.
[perpetrator] got in my face again and began threatening me again. ____________________. I noted the odor of an alcoholic beverage on [perpetrator's] breath. ____________________. [perpetrator] asked did I want some of him. ____________________. I advised [perpetrator] at this point that he was under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. ____________________.
[perpetrator began to pull away from me and we began struggling. ____________________. [perpetrator] tried to push me away and in doing so he hit me in the chest several times. ____________________. [perpetrator] then grabbed me around the waist as I attempted to gain control of him. ____________________. He picked me up and carried me about 20 to 25 feet and was attempting to throw me on my back on the ground. ____________________.
____________________. I released K-9 _____ from my patrol car which was approximately 100 feet away via my remote door opener. ____________________.
____________________. I was able to get my feet on the ground and was now attempting to push [perpetrator] to the ground. ____________________. A citizen attempted to help me subdue [perpetrator]. ____________________. Deputy ______ also attempted to help subdue [perpetrator] who was not complying with commands and continued to struggle. ____________________.
K-9 ____ arrived and contacted [perpetrator] in the right bicep/shoulder area. ____________________. After K-9 ______ seized [perpetrator] he surrendered and ceased his assault and resistance. ____________________.
[perpetrator] was taken into custody. ____________________.
I spoke with [complainant] who advised he had witnessed [perpetrator] assault me. ____________________.
Deputy _______spoke with two other independent witnesses who observed the assault on me.
[perpetrator] was transported to _______ emergency room where he was treated for his dog-bite injuries.
____________________. I photographed [perpetrator's] injuries.
While at the hospital [perpetrator] repeatedly apologized for his assault on me and stated that he should have just cooperated. ____________________. [perpetrator] stated that he works all of the time and this was the first time he has been out in a long time. [perpetrator] stated he just lost control and wasn't thinking about what he was doing. ____________________.
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