Practice Writing a Report: Scenario 2

This is a corrections scenario. Write up this scenario as a report, and then click here to see how you did. (This is a Type 4 report: The officer initiates the action.)

At 8:15 a.m. on January 4, 2010, Officer Clint Walker #14256 was walking on the sidewalk in front of C Dorm. Walker saw inmate Charles Pandit R-23165 standing there while inmate Robert Sims R-11725 was going into the dorm. Pandit extended his leg to trip Sims. Sims didn’t see what Pandit did. Sims stumbled and dropped the soft drink he was carrying. Some of the liquid splashed on Pandit’s uniform.

Pandit turned to Sims, grabbed his left arm, and shouted, “You did that on purpose!”

Walker was standing about 5 yards behind Pandit and Sims. Walker told Pandit, “I saw what you did, and I’m  going to write a disciplinary report.” Walker radioed for assistance. When Officer Aoki arrived at C Dorm, he and Walker escorted Pandit to disciplinary confinement.

 

10 thoughts on “Practice Writing a Report: Scenario 2

  1. Daniel Jorge Acosta

    On January 4th 2010, at approximately 8:15am, I, Officer Clint WALKER (#14256) was patrolling on the side walk in front of C dorm. At this time I saw inmate Charles PANDIT (R-23165) standing while inmate Robert SIMS (R-11725) was entering the dorm with a soft drink in his hands. PANDIT extended his leg to trip SIMS, causing SIMS to spill his drink as some splashed on PANDIT’s uniform. I radioed for assistance and the Action taken was a disciplinary report . Officer Aokie (#1234) arrived at C dorm and he and I escorted PANDIT to disciplinary confinement.
    Report concl.

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  2. Tashae Rodgers

    Officer Clint Warner #14256 witnessed an incident on the C dorm between inmate Charles Pandit R-23165 and Robert Sims R-11725 in which officer Walker has assisted b officer Aoki to remedies to problems. On January 4, 2010, at 08:15 a.m on C Dorm, officer waler saw inmates Pandit extend his right leg to trip inmate Sims who stumbled, causing the drink he was carrying to splash over pandit.
    Pandit got furious and in an attempt to cause an altercation, Officer Walker shouted to hi then radioed for assistance. Officer Aoki arrived on the scene and assisted Officer Walker in Pandit to disciplinary confinement.

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  3. Jean Reynolds

    You have a number of usage errors and opinions (which you don’t want in a report). Saying you “witnessed an incident” is a waste of time. Why else would you be writing a report? Wording like”furious” and “an attempt to cause an altercation” is vague and would not stand up in a hearing. I’ve posted a sample report for this incident, and other visitors to the blog have posted their own versions – some of them excellent. It would be a good idea to study them.

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  4. niema porter

    On January 4th 2010, at 8:15am, I, Officer Clint WALKER was patrolling in front of C dorm. Here I witnessed inmate Charles PANDIT standing while inmate Robert SIMS was entering the dorm with a soft drink in his hands. PANDIT extended his leg to trip SIMS, causing SIMS to spill his drink which splashed on PANDIT’s uniform. I called in to radio for assistance and a disciplinary report was written . Officer Aokie arrived at C dorm and he and I escorted PANDIT to confinement.

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  5. Ben Lu

    on January 4, 2010, at 8:15am, I was patrolling on the front sidewalk in C Dorm. I saw inmate Charles Pandit R-23165 extended his leg to strip inmate Robert Sims R-11725when he was entering the dorm. Sims didn’t see it and stumbled, causing he dropped his soft drink on hand and the liquid splashed on Pandit’s uniform.
    Pandit then grabbed Sim’s left arm and shouted: “You did that on purpose.”
    I was standing only five yards away behind them. I turned up for warning and told Pandit that I saw everything. Then I called assistance through my radio. Once Officer Aoki arrived, we escorted Pandit to disciplinary confinement.

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  6. Allisha Allison

    January 4, 2010 at 8:15 am, Officer Clint Walker saw an incident between inmate Charles Pandit and inmate Robert Sims in front of C dorm. Pandit tripped Sims by foot which led him (Sims) to drop his soft drink and some splashed on Pandit. Pandit grabbed Sims arms and then Officer Walker intervened and escorted Pandit to disciplinary confinement.

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  7. Luke

    On January 4th, 2010, I, Officer Clint Walker (#14256) was walking on the sidewalk in front of C-Dorm. I saw inmate Inmate Robert Sims #R-11725 enter C-Dorm with a soft drink in his hand. As he entered, Charles Pandit #R-23165 extended his leg and tripped Sims, resulting in his soft drink spilling onto Pandits shirt. Pandit then grabbed Sims arm. I radioed for assistance. When officer Aoki arrived at C-Dorm, I escorted Pandit to disciplinary confinement. Time of incident was approximately 0814 hrs. EOR

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    1. Jean Post author

      Use apostrophes in Pandit’s shirt and Sim’s arm. This sentence is confusing: As he entered, Charles Pandit #$-23165 extended his leg and tripped Sims, resulting in his soft drink spilling onto Pandit’s shirt. Whose leg? Whose soft drink? There are two males, so “his” could refer to either Pandit or Sims.

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  8. Dwayne johns

    January 4, 2019 at 8:15 am, Officer Clint Walker saw an incident between inmate Charles Pandit’s #1234 and inmate Robert Sims in front of C dorm. Pandit’s #1234 tripped Sims by foot which led him Sims to drop his soft drink and some splashed on Pandit’s. Pandit’s grabbed Sims arms and then Officer Walker intervened and escorted Pandit’s to disciplinary confinement.

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