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Question by  Bill81 (98)

Can a police officer take a kid home to talk to the parent if he thinks crimes have been committed?

One night my friends were ding dong ditching. When they were walking home the cop pulled up and told them to get in and to take them home because they were in big trouble. Did he have the right to do this?


Answer by  AnnaTeague (806)

Yes. Some jurisdictions require this. This is gentle compared to other options they have if they suspect children of a crime, such as juvenile detention while they investigate.


Answer by  malone (4817)

The officer knew the kids were up to no good. People who are doing things they shouldn't should worry more about how to behave than focusing on how their "rights" are violated. With rights come responsibilities, about which these kids obviously have no clue.

Reply by Bill81 (98):
They weren't worried about their rights. My brother and I were arguing, as he said the officer can't force you to get in his car to take you home, he doesn't have the right, because he has no evidence.I said the officer definitely has the authority. Who is right?  add a comment

Answer by  Ferret (118)

The police officer was in the right to do this. He could've taken them to the police station and had their parents meet them there, as well.

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