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Under what circumstances would a city cop also be an FBI agent?

Recently in Detroit, there was a shooting incident in a barbershop on the city's east side. While attempting to escape, the gunman ran into a car which was occupied by a Detroit police officer. It turned out that this cop was somehow also an FBI agent, so the gunman is being charged with assaulting a Federal officer.

How would the cop, in essence, wind up working for two agencies at once?

8 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    He can't.

    That is like the Pope being a Presbyterian minister or Rabbi.

    They arte two completely different things.

    However, there are lots of local, county and sate Police officers who work in the U.S,. Marshal Service Fugitive task Force. These are local officers who are "on-loan' to the USMS, and the Federal Government picks up overtime costs and provides cars and equipment. The trade off is that that USMS concentrates its fugitive hunting efforts in the area where the "loaner" officers come from. To facilitate the work (and be allowed to work under federal wire tap laws etc.) the "loaners" are sworn in a "Special Deputy U.S. Marshals."

    The DEA , ATF and ICE also work "Task Forces": using local loaners, but I have never heard of the FBI doing that. Perhaps the officer was working with one of the other Federal agencies.

    Source(s): Police officer for over 40 years
  • q S
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    All FBI task forces, rely heavily on state and local law enforcement officers (Most FBI agents are from accounting backgrounds or have law degrees). These state and local law enforcement officers (called task force officers) are deputized in as US Marshals to give them the authority to make arrests for federal charges. The home agency signs a memorandum of understanding so the officer remains a state/local officer but works full time for the FBI. The state/local agency pays their full time salary (40 hrs a week) and the FBI pays 25 hours a month of overtime.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Won't happen. He may have been a cop working with the FBI but not FOR both agencies at the same time.

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    It wouldn't happen under any circumstances, I think you got some bad information.

    You can not be chared with assaulting an officer unless you know it was an officer. If you have a link to your story, I'd like to see it because is can't be real.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago


    it would be a conflict of interest


    municipal and federal legislation

    would be involved.

  • 8 years ago

    The person could of been undercover FBI agent.

  • Anika
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    That's impossible

    Source(s): Common sense
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago


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