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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?
- impaler19120Lv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
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 SLv 78 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.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Won't happen. He may have been a cop working with the FBI but not FOR both agencies at the same time.
- BruceLv 78 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 78 years ago
it would be a conflict of interest
municipal and federal legislation
would be involved.
- GenegeeLv 78 years ago
The person could of been undercover FBI agent.
- AnikaLv 68 years ago
That's impossibleSource(s): Common sense
- Anonymous8 years ago