The Murder Of A Kidnapping Case Essay
Under C.R.S. § 18-8111, a person has committed a false report to authorities if he or she knowingly: provides false identifying information to law enforcement authorities. Patton clearly has committed a false report when he told his supervisor and investigators of his being stalked by Jane Doe. He even admitted the only reason he came forward is the fear that his relationship would be revealed. He wanted to stay one step ahead of her because he knew this could mean trouble for his career.
Public Reaction In cases such as that of Paul Patton, public opinion will more than likely be harsh. Police departments across the United States are filled with hard working men and women who want to do a good job. All of these men and women are quickly forgotten when a case like that of Mr. Patton emerges. As a citizen and…