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Worcester, MA |
Filed under: Police misconduct

can a male cop arrest a female suspect if a female officer is present at the scene

Attorney Answers 3


  1. Sure. There are extremely highly qualified officers of both genders.


  2. Yes. It is perfectly legal. Where gender comes into play is the search.

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  3. Yes. Generally speaking there are no restrictions on gender with respect to arrests.

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