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Unformatted text preview: Police Discretion Assignment Sheena N Long April 24, 2011 CJS/210 What is D ISCRET ION you ask? Well let’s think about it for a minute. Discretion is using one’s own judgment on a situation. We use discretion everyday weather we realize it or not. Discretion is used when you decide what to wear in the morning to what you eat for supper. We all have choices to make on a daily bases for officer those choices could mean life or death. Discretion is used so at the end of the night we all can sleep better. The officer was doing her job when she asked the young man if he needed help. When she joined the police force she took an oath “ To Protect and Serve ”. At first she thought that the young man might be hurt so she when over to see if he needed medical attention. When the young man decided to flee the scene he became a suspect to the officer. She had probable cause for a foot pursuit on bases that the bike might be stolen. The first time the officer got the suspect and t ried to handcuff him the violent struggle began and...
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- Spring '10
- discretion, young man, foot pursuit