Last week a Police detective shows up at my door. I'm completely shocked and surprised when the detective says he has to ask me some questions because he has had multiple anonymous complaints that I was seen in my car taking pictures of children at a school. Of course this is completely false and I repeatedly tell him this is not true. He then tells me there's two things that can happen, he can either come into my home and "take everything" or I can give him my phone and he can see if I have any pictures like the ones described on my phone. I do have pictures of kids i.e. niece,nephew, birthday parties, friends and family, but nothing like he says I'm being accused of so I agree to let him look thru it. It doesn't feel right but I do it because I know I'm innocent. He of course doesn't find anything suspect on my phone, then asks me "do you have any enemies or someone who would want to harm you". I tell him yes unfortunately I can think of a couple people, and a recent incident. He doesn't tell me even when or where this supposedly happened. He then says "ok we're done here" and leaves. I'm left shocked and shook up about this. I've actually been avoiding even driving by a school!
Your rights as far as what? Don't you think suspected pedophiles should be investigated?
Robert D. Kane, Jr. Esq. Licensed in CALIFORNIA (based in City of Orange, Orange County;) and MINNESOTA (based in Eagan, Dakota County.) State and Federal Courts My answers are for general information only and not legal advice. My answers should not be relied on as specific legal advice. Much more information would most likely be needed for a legal opinion. My answers are based on Minnesota or California law as appropriate. I am only licensed in California and Minnesota. I provide legal advice and counsel during the course of an attorney-client relationship only. This relationship is established by a written agreement and a retainer (unless otherwise agreed upon.)
The officer had a reasonable suspicion based on info from informant(s) so your rights weren't violated and no action was taken. No problem.
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