This week on the Writer's Detective Bureau: SWAT teams, FBI offices, and cocaine. I'm Adam Richardson and this is the Writer's Detective Bureau.
Welcome to episode number 92. Hey, that's the year I graduated high school. Of the Writer's Detective Bureau, the podcast dedicated to helping authors and screenwriters write professional quality crime-related fiction. This week, I'm answering your questions about what role SWAT plays in an investigation after they've busted the suspect, also what a witness or visitor to an FBI office might see, and what the cocaine production process looks like.
But first, I need to thank gold shield patrons Debra Dunbar from debradunbar.com, C.C. Jameson from ccjameson.com, Larry Keeton, Vicki Tharp of vickitharp.com, Chrysann, Larry Darter, Natalie Barelli, Craig Kingsman of craigkingsman.com, Lynn Vitale, Marco Carocari of marcocarocari.com, Robert Mendenhall of robertjmendenhall.com, and Terri Swann, for their support, along with my silver cuff link and coffee club patrons, and special welcome to my latest patrons. I really appreciate you.
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First of all, I want to thank those of you that took the time to reach out, to check on me over the last few incredibly busy weeks, and to offer support and reassurance that you'd still be here listening whenever life got normal enough to get the Bureau back on track. And we are officially back on track, back to weekly episodes. Now, my work schedule has changed a little bit, so you may potentially notice the episodes popping up on a new day of the week. Which one, I haven't quite worked out yet, but trust that you will still get your weekly episodes from me. So thanks again for your understanding and support. I love you guys, especially those of you that thought, "He's just a baby," when you heard in the intro the year I graduated high school.
Okay. We are way overdue to answer some questions. So let's get right to it.
Dr. Joel Shulkin of authorjoelshulkin.com asked these two questions in the Facebook group. And if you haven't joined the Facebook group, consider this your formal invitation. Just go to writersdetectivebureau.com/Facebook, and that easy to pronounce web address will take you right to the group sign up page in Facebook. There are a few quick questions to answer, but I promise they're easy.
Okay, let's get back to the doc's questions. "When detectives call in a federal agency or SWAT to help capture a suspect, who conducts the interview once they have the suspect in custody? Just the agent or the detective or both together? Would they typically go to the federal building or back to the PD? This would be assuming the suspect is both wanted for crimes at a federal level and directly involved in a local case.
On a related note, I may need someone from the FBI to answer this, but has anyone visited an FBI field office recently within the past two years? If so, did you need to go through any special clearance process? Metal detector? Do they just give you a visitor badge or did you need an escort if you have a scheduled appointment with an agent?"... Continue reading...
This is Episode 91 of a very different Writer’s Detective Bureau…on what is being called Black Out Tuesday.
Tuesday June 2, 2020 - where mainstream media is pausing their regular programming to show solidarity with protestors in observance of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis - I don’t even want to say it…because it disgusts me that he wore a badge. A now former Minneapolis Police Officer. A now-former-officer, whose name I will not use, who was photographed suffocating George Floyd to death…and in that photograph, while killing a handcuffed man...I couldn’t help but notice...that his badge was. prophetically. crooked.
But this episode is not going to be about my range of emotions on the issue. Because. That is what professionalism means when we’re talking about law enforcement. Professionalism is not letting emotions guide your actions, not letting emotions make decisions for you, not letting emotions cause you to RE-act. Not letting emotions like anger or contempt or bias turn you into a murderer.
We ALL have emotions…that is why the streets are full of righteously angry citizens right now…but if you wear a badge, emotions do not get a seat at the decision making table... Continue reading...
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