This domestic violence scenario will generate a Type 3 police report because the officer becomes part of the developing story. Use this scenario to write a report, and then click here to compare your version to a completed report.
You were dispatched to Apt. 102 at 300 S. Parker Road at 1 a.m. on today’s date. A neighbor called the police to report a disturbance.
You arrive, park near the lobby, and look for the apartment. After you find it, you ring the bell. A man’s voice shouts, “Shut up and leave us alone.” You ring again and announce that you’re a police officer. A man, Barry Chinkowski, opens the door and lets you in. You see a woman who’s sitting on the sofa, staring at the floor.
He is very apologetic and says nothing is wrong. You ask the woman, Sally Chinkowski, if she’s all right. She nods. You notice a bruise on her right cheek.
The man repeats that nothing is wrong and orders you to leave. He says you’re trespassing and he will call an attorney. You call for a backup.
Eight minutes later, Officer Winifred Paltrey arrives. She takes Sally into the bedroom for questioning. You ask Barry what happened.
He tells you they had a little disagreement about money. She made several mistakes recording checks, and three checks bounced. The large bank fees upset him. “I may have lost my cool,” he says.
Officer Paltrey returns from the bedroom with Sally. Paltrey says that Barry pushed Sally against the wall and slapped her on her right cheek.
You arrest Barry and read him his Miranda rights. Officer Paltrey gives Sally a victim’s booklet and a case number. You and Paltrey place Barry in your vehicle, and you drive him to jail for booking.
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