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An officer should typically try to avoid involvement with family and friends when responding to a call. Typically, it may be prudent for such an officer to let other officers handle the matter.That said, an officer is not prohibited from being involved in a matter that also involves the officer's friends or family. While such involvement could serve as a helpful to a defense attorney when trying to discredit an officer's testimony, an officer's relationship with an involved party doesn't automatically defeat criminal charges.
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