19Borrow Anyone’s Vehicle

via Arizona Daily Star

This one relates to an earlier section about cops enlisting civilians for help. Taking things a step further, if a cop asks someone to drive them somewhere, what’s to keep them from borrowing the vehicle? Slate confirms that these episodes do occur, although they’re less common today than they were

years ago.

A cop would have to be in a truly desperate situation to take someone’s car outright with no questions asked. They would probably have to use force as well, considering a civilian would be suspicious. Unless there’s a good reason for it, cops shouldn’t borrow vehicles in the field.

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