Date:Thu, 12 Oct 2000 13:10:36 -0400
Reply-To:Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees <[log in to unmask]>
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From:Jim Mantle <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Re: Police - a cop's view
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From: "Heneghan, Joseph T (Joseph)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: Police - a cop's view
> Conversely, what benefit is to be gained by the police by
> stopping the game, if all they want to do is talk to #1?
From the perspective of the police: "I'm here, I'm investigating, I have
enough to do that I'm not going to stand around and watch a soccer game (and
have someone phone my sgt and complain I should patrolling the streets, not
watching kids play soccer), and I need to talk to all involved. Preferably
as soon after the incident as possible."
Unbelievable that a parent called the cops on this one. I'll bet #1's
teachers, scout leaders, soccer coaches, etc. all roll their eyes when the
parent's roll into view.
A good suggestion from another list member:
Ref: Are you going to be interviewing eyes witnesses, such as parents on
both sidelines, etc?
Ref: "Can we continue the game while you do that, including playing #1, and
you can interview him after the game? We have about 20 minutes to play."
And if the police say "no, we wish to talk to him first", then outside
parties have affected the game, terminate and document.