officer calls from his cell phone when off duty to try and make an appointment on a weekend day to talk about our daughter because two girls allegedly saw her having sex on railroad trcks during lunch at school. officer claims girls reported it to school who reported it to dhs who reported to chief of police and then he was givin the case. this is an officer we had prior involvement with in november because we let our daughter date an eighteen yr old but did not let them do anything together out of school. he at that time stopped by my house as a favor to this boys mother and informed my husband and myself that if our daughter even quote farts wrong he would make her life hell. we explained that by law we had given our concent and their was no sexual activity between the kids. the kids broke up. now the new incident both kids are minors. my daughter says its not true and i believe her. how can it be a few weeks after school is out before we get a call from police. school did not contact us nor did dhs and the officer who has been a pain in my rear, contacts off his personal line wanting to be in my home and not police station on his day off
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husband went to police station today. chief of police not in so he is going back on monday and called and cancelled appointment sunday so the officer can not come to my house. my husband is a corrections officer and filed a memo with his boss after the first incident
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i believe he is harassing my daughter. isnt he abusing his power with threats of making my daughters life hell and calling while off duty and wanting to interrogate my daughter on a weekend at my house instead of police station. thisb officer has harrassed many of our young kids here in this town. whether pulling them over for no reason making idle threats. this has to stop. the officer my husband spoke to today said that if it didnt happen on school grounds there was nothing the officer could do anyways and do come back in monday to speak with the chief. i highly respect law enforcement as does my husband and daughter but this man i feel abuses his power
Hello again,Thank you for the information and your question. Of course there would be no way that I can second guess what this officer's motivations are or what the actual evidence is that he was provided with. However, I can make a few observations. One is that it is no uncommon for police officers to work basically 24/7 in terms of making contact with suspects or witnesses. The fact is that witnesses and suspects or persons of interest are not always reachable during normal work hours and because of the hours they often use their own cell phone. All that said, if this officer either didn't have the authority to investigate the allegations or this officer has somehow manufactured evidence, then that is definitely something to pursue with his boss and, if there is one, the civilian oversight committee for the city police. If you cannot resolve this with the Police Chief, then the might want to speak to a local attorney who can advise you on any potential civil rights or harassment claims that might be pursued. In the end, your daughter does not have to speak to this officer at all. So canceling the interview was well within her rights.
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