Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 2 months ago

Police law?

Do police take third party information seriously ? So for example somebody saying online they know someone that’s commited a crime ?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Friend if you go on let's say Facebook and start talking about your neighbor Charlie that you know is molesting a young child several things can happen here friend the police can see it and they might or they might not go investigate Charlie but they're going to pay you a visit and probably charge you with the misdemeanor crime of failing to report a serious crime to the proper authorities it happens every day.

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  • 2 months ago

    Online or in person, they need more than someone claiming they know someone committed a crime to do more than a casual investigation.

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Police have their hands full with emergencies and major crimes, and don't have time to read on-line posts about criminals. But occasionally this could come to their attention, if someone reports it and police chiefs want to look into the matter.

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  • 2 months ago

    Not if it involves the police and then stealing donuts

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  • Satan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, they wouldnt.

    Say you're sat in Laguna Beach, California. You've just seen someone YA say that they punched someone in the face.

    So, you go and tell the local cop.

    1st question - Where did this occur?

    This is the internet. I'm the other end of the US from you. Not just that, it could be in England, Australia, New Zealand. Your local cop in Laguna Beach will be waaaay out of his jurisdiction.

    This is even before you get to the idea that it's probably just someone typing bollox

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    yes, depending on the info you give. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Police tend to take nothing online seriously because it's extremely difficult for them to track down the person and investigate in a different jurisdiction. I have received credible threats through the internet and even found out who the person is, yet there's nothing the police can do unless they live very close. If someone just writes online that they know someone who has committed a crime, nothing will happen. If you tell police you know of someone on the internet who has committed a crime, nothing will happen. (I'm not sure which you meant).

    • dean2 months agoReport

      They don’t care about online crime ?

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