Arizona College Police Beefed up Security For Giffords Shooter

It appears that at least one police agency was concerned that Arizona shooter Jared Loughner would be a threat. According to the Arizona republic, emails were obtained through public records requests that showed Campus police at Pima Community College had directed extra patrols in the western campus section of campus for fear Loughner would return.

According to the Arizona Republic, one email stated, “I will have a photo of Jared copied and given to the swing shift crew and have them conduct more frequent checks of the Northwest Campus,” Manny Amado, college police commander, wrote in a Dec. 28 e-mail.

The article can be found here, and it is curious how much information had been compiled from different sources if a profile would have been clearer of a very dangerous young man. More troubling information comes available when campus police served Loughner with his suspension from school paperwork. During the brief conversation (if it can be called that) the officers reported Loughner was “in a constant trance” as they explained the details of the suspension. The officer also reported Loughner afterwards said, “I realize now that this is all a scam.”

A rhetorical question, but how much evidence would it have taken a Massachusetts police officer to see, before thinking Loughner was a candidate for a Section 12?

Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

 

About Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

Ronald A. Sellon is a licensed Attorney in the state of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, Massachusetts as well as a Sergeant with a Municipal Police Department and U.S. military Veteran. Additionally, he has taught Criminal Procedure at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree and has written a text on Criminal Procedure for police field training officer programs. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, was a 2008 recipient of the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (Mass C.O.P.) Presidents award and holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Juris Doctor Law Degree. Questions related to content material may be directed to RSellon@PoliceLegalPromotions.com
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