Dossey Case Summary

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the station under Miranda, Mr. Ricks admitted ownership of the firearm. Dossey did not record the Miranda interview and he was the only officer present during the interview.

Dossey said his understanding of domestic violence laws pertaining to firearms is that officers should inquire if firearms are in the residence and then confiscate them. Dossey believes the law allowed him to retrieve the firearm even though the domestic violence did not occur in the apartment. However, later in the interview, Dossey admitted and clarified that domestic violence laws do not allow you to retrieve a firearm when the incident occurs at another location.

Dossey later testified in court regarding Mr. Ricks’ arrest for possession of the firearm. However, the case was later dismissed because the District Attorney advised Dossey that the consent by Mrs. Sibley appeared to be coerced and thus the firearm had to be suppressed.


ALLEGATION #1: 319.3.2 - SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Failure to be reasonably aware of the performance of their subordinates or to provide appropriate guidance and control. …show more content…

During this incident, Garcia was overseeing Dossey’s performance and monitoring his actions. This monitoring of an officer who is already off of training can be tightly controlled or loosely overseen depending on the circumstances. In this case, Garcia advised that Dossey was doing well and he wanted to give him some freedom to accomplish his tasks. This is evident by Garcia outlining that Dossey did well doing on this incident and he gave Dossey a good evaluation for the

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