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Does a arresting officer need to know why they are arresting you?

Are they required to tell you while you`re being arrested? Say if a Corporal ordered another officer to arrest said suspect but did not say why.

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An arresting officer definitely needs to know why they are arresting you before they do so. They are also required to let you know why you are being arrested so that you can be able to get a lawyer to defend you.

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Yeah my father was arrested and police officer said he does not need to know why he is arresting him. Even I told him "You`re the arresting officer, you should know why." He said no I don`t need to know why I have to arrest some one and I don`t need to know of what is happening.
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Yes, their SUPPOSED to, but I'll assume not all do...

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No. He just needs to follow orders. The subject of 'arrest' is simply taking someone into custody. The reason for placing someone under arrest is a separate issue. At a riot, do you really think that each officer has to have a reason to arrest a crowd of unruly people? Or should they be able to get the situation under control and figure out the charges later?

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But should someone have the right to know?
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Yes, of course. But intially you can be detained until they figure out who gets charged with what. It's not like they have to go to a scene and 'know' who is going to get charged with what before they arrest you.

The first rule is to secure the area. Often this means subduing (by whatever means) the ones committing violence (or who they initially THINK was committing violence) Then once the area is secure they can figure out who to charge with what. OR, to release the ones who they figure out weren't the problem.
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In your case, your father was arrested. This is often done, because as the Male in the situation, it is often taken for granted that the Male is the aggressor, the violent one, or the offender. Many times, upon further investigation the person is released, when it becomes clear what really happened. It is not the arresting officers job to be completely accurate when arresting, just that he is trying to control the situation. To be honest, if you were in my face (and If I was a cop) I would have arrested you for interfering with the first arrest.
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Yes. Or he wouldn't be arresting you.

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