Reader's View: ‘Probable cause’ shouldn’t suffice for arrest

The police should not have the authority to use “probable cause” unless allegations are substantiated and proven.

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I am writing out of frustration and disgust with wording used by the Superior Police Department. The term is “probable cause.”

Anyone can say anything against someone, it seems, and the police in Superior do not apparently look into the allegations but take it upon themselves to arrest someone on “probable cause.” I am willing to bet many arrests made by Superior Police are of innocent people.

The police should not have the authority to use “probable cause” unless allegations are substantiated and proven. And I believe a judge should sign off before the police department can arrest anyone.

The Superior Police Department, in my view, is rogue, corrupt, and a disgrace to the community. Better and new officers are needed.

Robert L. Wuorinen Jr.



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