The initial presser was so strange to me.
I now understand why.
Cops broke the law -- you cant put anyone in handcuffs and the back of a cop car without charging someone with a crime
according to the article at the time he was placed in the car:
[FONT=&]he was not under arrest and had not been formally accused of any wrongdoing or connection to the possible Tampa serial killings. [/FONT]
[FONT=&]he might have some legal benefits here -- a defense attorney would certainly want to know why his client was handcuffed and placed in a cop car, schelped to the station , .
[FONT=&]This might explain why there was a sudden request for an attorney-- might have accidently by accident oopps not been given his miranda rights -- of course they cant nor would they -- he was not under arrest for anything (hey its a high pressure case)
[FONT=&]IMO this also helps explain the peculiarities of the initial presser.
[/FONT]If there is any truth to family having some financial resources and being able to hire an attorney they can have some very serious issues down the road
you cant take people civil liberties away while you go hunt to see if the person you have handcuffed MIGHT have committed a crime
explains the (struck me as so
bizarre in the initial presser) that we are getting our paperwork in order while having a citizen at the station
not the correct order nor how it works in america
We have to be very careful what we release because this person might be completely innocent.
You can't be handcuffing innocent people
You can extend an invitation for a citizen to come to the station for a chat on his own free will if willing .
Thats now changed, and police have IDd the man they encountered at McDonalds as Howell Donaldson
He had no criminal record according to them ??
We have a lot of work to do.
Typically you do the work prior to handcuffing citizens - had he committed a crime ?
However, they later revealed that Donaldson has been charged with the slayings.
Dugan said before that news broke that he was optimistic because things are falling in place, but he said that had happened before and led to nothing.
Optimism does not mean one can be arrested .
before the name was revealed that it would be a slow process that will require search warrants and interviews to determine whether the man could be tied to the Tampa homicides.
What was he in handcuffs for??
it took only a few hours for police to say theyd made the case.
The case is made then one is arrested -- the order is totally backward
I am now understanding why the initial presser just struck me as soooo strange
Yes, I believe this has to do with Seminole Heights
beliefs are not probable cause
[FONT=&]Im hopeful, but Im guarded