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Old 05-30-2012, 02:45 PM
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If there is a next time I'm getting everything on video.
Old 05-30-2012, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Uncas View Post
No, a LEO does not have the legal right to indiscriminately go around peeping into people's windows......probable cause at one address would be understandable, but nothing more than that.....
Incorrect. An LEO has the right to look wherever he/she wants as long as they have the legal right to be where they are - ie in the common area of an apartment complex.

Different story if the LEO is jumping locked gates etc.
Old 05-30-2012, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jaredsrt View Post
Incorrect. An LEO has the right to look wherever he/she wants as long as they have the legal right to be where they are - ie in the common area of an apartment complex.

Different story if the LEO is jumping locked gates etc.
So, if an apartment complex has a hundred ground floor units, and each has a bathroom window over the jacuzzi tub, an LEO has a legal RIGHT to just walk from window to window as long as he is on a common area, but only an LEO?
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
Another possibility for sure but when the OP opened the door I would have told him why I was there or at least asked if he had heard anything...but your right it could be reference a domestic BUT I dont look in windows unless there is a reason, good way to catch a bullet where I patrol...
Same here. I usually will answer peoples questions also. I play by the rules and have nothing to hide.
Old 06-02-2012, 04:11 PM
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Something doesn't sound exactly right to me, I think a few of you picked up on it too.
Old 06-02-2012, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jaredsrt View Post
Incorrect. An LEO has the right to look wherever he/she wants as long as they have the legal right to be where they are - ie in the common area of an apartment complex.

Different story if the LEO is jumping locked gates etc.
Disagree 100%......it's an invasion of privacy issue, and getting caught peeking in people's windows without having a warrant, or some very good probable cause, could very likely land the LEO in the emergency room where I come from.....
Old 06-02-2012, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
So, if an apartment complex has a hundred ground floor units, and each has a bathroom window over the jacuzzi tub, an LEO has a legal RIGHT to just walk from window to window as long as he is on a common area, but only an LEO?
No. Anybody who has a legal right to be in a spot to see in can legally see in. That's what curtains are for.

Disagree 100%......it's an invasion of privacy issue, and getting caught peeking in people's windows without having a warrant, or some very good probable cause, could very likely land the LEO in the emergency room where I come from.....
In the emergency room huh? Where exactly are you from? A magical place where joe dirtbag can decide if the Police have good enough probable case, and if he doesn't think so, he can shoot them? You must be from Indiana.

In the rest of the world, trying to put an LEO in the hospital carries a very high risk of death.
Old 06-05-2012, 01:42 PM
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People, anyone, peeking in windows in MS gets your head blown off!! Doesnt matter whats right or wrong thats just what happens.
Old 06-05-2012, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jaredsrt View Post
No. Anybody who has a legal right to be in a spot to see in can legally see in. That's what curtains are for.
Hmmm, have you ever been arrested for being a Peeping Tom....????
Old 06-06-2012, 01:56 AM
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The guy is a peeping tom pervert using his badge.
Old 04-30-2013, 05:39 AM
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What is a LEO ?
Old 04-30-2013, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
Maybe legit, maybe not. Impossible to say with the facts given.

I don't know about that. Peeping into windows at night is wrong. Doing it alone is wrong, and indicates it isn't part of a bust.

Peeping toms wear all kinds of clothes, and do all kinds of jobs. No matter, they're doing something they shouldn't be doing.
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Originally Posted by Albert Jr. View Post
What is a LEO ?
Law Enforcement Officer
Old 04-30-2013, 06:43 AM
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Sounds like BS and they gave you the run around. I could believe he was looking for somebody or some thing if he had identified himself and told you what he was doing once you startled him. The fact that he was startled when he was the one lurking around kind of seems strange. I will look for the story on Whistle Blowers.
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What's the big deal? It could be a lot of things, including:
1) Leo was perving. The call to the station got someone else's attention and they will handle it internally. Case closed.
2) Leo was checking out something legitimate. You startled him. He just came up with a lame excuse because he wasn't thinking quickly enough. Case closed.
3) He was up to something nefarious. He got caught. He'll either straighten up, or continue this bad behavior, but pick another place. Case closed for you.
4) He was actually an alien disguised as a police officer, planning on abducting you. In this case, a week from now we will all be wondering whatever happened to kln. (j/k)
Old 04-30-2013, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by kln View Post
If there is a next time I'm getting everything on video.
That you should. Just like with every other profession, there are good people and bad people. Unfortunately, sometimes the whole group is stereotyped by the actions of the bad although they may be few. There are LEOs who are arrested everyday for all types of charges. They are not above the law as I believe most good LEOs believe the same. Your gut instinct is normally right and if you thought the guy was up to no good, get him on camera next time and send it to his superiors.
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For all you or he knew, you were the suspect he was looking for and didn't want to tip you off.
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We had an apartment complex that had a lot of peeping tom problems. One of our night shift Sergeants was always the first to respond.
We eventually figured out it was him peeping. Somehow he didnt lose his job..
Old 04-30-2013, 08:48 AM
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Sounds shady
One apt not so much , several ? This guy was up to something shady
Old 04-30-2013, 09:59 AM
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