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Police officers do not normally have the authority to go onto private property, which is not open to the public, and remove individuals or request them to leave without the consent or authority of the property owner. If an officer observes someone on private property when the business is closed, or a problem is reported by someone who does not have the authority to sign a trespass complaint, the police department must contact the person who is legally responsible for the property.
Originally posted by Jenna
Bottom line is, we know next to nothing about what happened here. Making assumptions is pointless.
Originally posted by Three_moons
I'm more than curious why you're posting a link to a different city and state than where the incident occurred. Your link takes me to Salem, OR while the incident took place in Spokane Valley, WA. If you're going to find supporting evidence at least find it from the correct place.
The assumptions by a few regarding no investigation and the cop simply getting away with it are also unfounded for the same reasons.
I purposely left out the property owners profession, age and gender to not give any bias
There's simply not enough information at this point to determine what actions transpired from this point.
Certainly if the officer's statement shows he was not justified in shooting the pastor, the department is going to keep that info under wraps until they can scramble to figure out how to handle the backlash that will ensue.
W. Scott Creach, 74, approached the police officer who had gone to his business before midnight after police had received a request for increased patrols there earlier in the day, police said.
1. police surveillance: hidden surveillance of somebody or something, especially by the police
2. place for police surveillance: the place from which surveillance is carried out, especially by the police
sur·veil·lance[ sər váylənss ]NOUN
1. close watch: continual observation of a person or group, especially one suspected of doing something illegal
pa·trolled past and past participle
pa·trol·ling present participle
pa·trols 3rd person present singular
1. guard place: to guard or protect a place by moving regularly around it and watching it