Posted by: Democratic Thinker | March 11, 2015

Commentary: Dealing With Dispatchers: Loose Lips Sink Ships

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The United States Concealed Carry Association has relased a video explaining how to act following an incident.

 


Remember, when you are on the phone with 911, everything you say is being recorded.

DISCLAIMER: Democratic Thinker is always armed and a member of the National Rifle Association—and Democratic Thinker supports the right of all citizens to defend themselves during all lawful activities anywhere they find themselves; be it public places, highways and byways, business establishments, churches, schools, etc.


 

United States Concealed Carry Association.
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Dealing With Dispatchers: Loose Lips Sink Ships

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| MARCH 9, 2015 | 27 COMMENTS

 

Dispatchers can be your friends, but as with anything else you do when involved with a deadly force incident, you should use good judgment in your communications with them.

The first thing to make note of is that everything you say to a dispatcher is recorded. So in the interest of your legal defense, say as little as possible. The second thing to remember is that dispatchers are not police officers. They cannot tell you what to do. They might make suggestions, but they cannot give orders.

Remember, dispatchers are the people who will get help rolling your way, but they will also be recording your every word and an unscrupulous lawyer could use those words against you.

(Read complete article at original site)

 


Slow down. Don’t say much to the dispatcher. Do what you think is right, do what you’ve been trained to do, and be ready to articulate your actions, to tell the police officers everything you did—with your attorney present, of course—when it comes time to make a statement.

Into the Fray, Episode 52: Dealing with Dispatchers.

 



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