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Hi,I'm Zoey.I've reviewed your post.
What do you mean by "mark off 3 people for $100 each . . . plus promoting crime?" Have they charged him? Have they arrested any of his attackers?
What is your question about this incident?
Thank you. You said "MARK 3 people off," in your question.
Please give me a few minutes to type up a reply to you.
You need to get a lawyer involved here.
Police are allowed to lie and use deceptive techniques in order to get to the bottom of criminal activity. When they know someone is involved with drugs, the ALWAYS try to make him a confidential informant.
He does not have to do that just because the police want him to. It puts him and his family at risk. If he doesn't do it, he may indeed be arrested which is why you should find him a local lawyer. He came forward as the victim of a crime here, and that should be addressed.
Thank you. It doesn't change the answer. He may be charged if he doesn't cooperate, but if he's a juvenile with no prior contact with the law, that piece should come out okay. However, as a crime victim, he really should talk to a prosecutor about the incident and this time he ought to do it with a lawyer.
I understand what he was told. The police can lie. There is US Supreme Court caselaw that says it okay for the police to be deceptive and misleading when they want to investigate a crime.
Your son may have a suit as well. You need to look for a lawyer for him in general practice with experience with both criminal and civil trials.
Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.
I fully agree. We are raised to respect law enforcement and to think of police as our friends and protectors. They can, however, fall very short of the mark.
I hope your son is able to get some justice.