deanimator wrote:Is there ANY searchable record of that arrest which might in the future come to light in ANY employment screening, licensing (nursing, firearms, etc.), or other process? If so, and for as long as it exists, she's been tangibly and irreparably harmed by the false arrest.
If she'd violently resisted the false arrest for "only" 30 seconds, would you have the same reaction?
First, she didn't violently resist arrest so that's irrelevant. Second, as to what records exist, I doubt there are any because she was never booked in, but who knows. She has an attorney and I'm sure he will competently help her work through those matters. Matters which, by the way, are hers and her attorney's to handle, not uninvolved people outraged on her behalf.
deanimator wrote:There isn't the slightest reason why she should show the cop or the city ANY mercy at all.
Other than the fact that she is an adult and has the right to decide how things proceed from here, perhaps?
deanimator wrote:I wonder when the organized social media campaign against the victim kicks in...
Funny you should mention that. The current social media campaign seems to be pulling very strongly in her favor, complete with her employer, the city and police department backing her play. I will be very impressed (and concerned) if some entity is able to turn that 180 degrees against her.
Ironically this incident could benefit her career-wise. Not saying she wants to go elsewhere, but assuming she met the technical qualifications of a given position I'm quite sure there are hundreds of medical providers that would hire her in a heartbeat, no interview required, right @MustangGal380? Calm, collected, fully docked in to P&P and willing to defend her patient's rights under threat from a man with a gun, and it's all right there on video. THAT's exactly who I'd want working my ER. If she stays where she is tell me she won't receive favorable consideration when she goes for a promotion?
dustymedic wrote:So it's assault, kidnapping (Took her to another location against her will) and false imprisonment (locked her in the cruiser).
In this case, that may well be (I personally think it is). In fact, the PD has already announced that an independent investigation is underway with a prosecutor who is specifically looking at criminal charges. In past news stories she has said she's not sure if she wants to file charges or not, which is her right, and I'm sure the prosecutors will work with her during the process.
Having said that I want to caution that just because someone is restrained in a cruiser for some period of time and released without charges it does not
automatically mean that there was no lawful reason for doing so.
Never ask if you can carry at a non-posted place, but always ask why you cannot at one that is!
Just because they offer call ahead seating doesn't mean you call ahead for carry permission.