anonymous asked:

so my characters are in a car chase, they robbed a gas station with a knife. the police get the car to stop with a spike strip. how would the police approach the car and how would my characters be "handled" at the police station? would they first have an interrogation about what happened or to lock up? what would happen at the police station is the short question.

The police would first vocalize any instructions before reaching the car and if the suspects are not compliant, then the police would approach the car with cation and assume the suspects are armed. Once they reach the car, the police would tell the suspects to put their hands on the dash and then to come out of the car slowly. The suspects are arrested and driven towards the jail.

Once your characters are arrested, anytime the cops try to get the characters to talk, it is a interrogation. Not all interrogations happen at the police station. Anytime your character can reasonably suspect that they are not free to go, then they are in police custody and any question is an official interview.

But once your characters are taken to the jail, they are put into lockup. I wrote a previous post about what happens at the jail. Once your characters have gone through their intake at the jail, then they can be interrogated by the detectives at the jail.  

Children Who Murdered Their Brothers/Sisters

  • 13-year-old Demetrius Key was arrested in 2008 for beating his 8-year-old brother to death. Demetrius choked and beat his brother to death because the younger boy ate a dessert and the older one worried he would be blamed. He pleaded no contest to manslaughter and got probation. 
  • In 2001, 16 y.o. Erika De Nado stabbed her mother and her 11 y.o. brother 97 times while her father Francesco De Nardo was playing football with his friends. She was sentenced to 16 years in prison. 
  • In 2011, 2-year-old David Galarraga was left at his home, under the supervision and care of his older brother, 12 y.o. Cristian Fernandez, despite the fact that Cristian had already broken David’s leg while wrestling with him months beforehand. At some point Cristian became physically abusive and shoved his brother very roughly into a bookshelf, twice. When his mother arrived home, Cristian took her to see David immediately, who was unconscious by that time. Their mother chose simply to change the babies clothes, wipe the blood off his face, and put ice on his head. She was hoping it was just a concussion and that he would wake up. She waited over 4 hours before finally taking him to the hospital. He passed away 2 days later. It should be noted that Cristian was severely abbused by his mother for a long time. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated battery on February 7, 2013. Cristian will be released from the Department of Juvenile Justice on his 19th birthday in January 2018. His mother, who was listed as a witness against Fernandez, faces up to 30 years in prison. An unrelated sexual battery case against Fernandez involving another half brother was dropped by prosecutors. They cited a lack of physical evidence and witnesses as factors.
  • In 2009, 15-year-old William Gorzynski stabbed his younger brother in a fight over loud music. William’s brother was playing music on a computer. William was watching television nearby and complained the volume was too loud. The two yelled at each other, then got into a physical altercation. Police say William then went to the kitchen, grabbed a 7-inch knife and fatally stabbed his brother in the upper left chest. Gorzynski received juvenile sanctions that included up to 12 months in a juvenile offender program and supervised release possibly up to his 19th birthday.
  • In 2009, 4-year-old Sabrina Clement was found dead, stabbed nearly 30 times. Her half-brother, Keith Randulich, 18, was charged with her murder. Randulich said he intended to use the gun to kill someone he believed was physically and sexually abusing Clement. When he couldn’t get a gun, he decided to kill his half-sister instead. He told police he thought cutting Clement’s neck would be easy, but it wasn’t and he had to straddle her. The autopsy found 20 deep stab wounds on the girl’s neck. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison.