Corporal Anthony Damiano
Paterson Police Department
Corporal Anthony Damiano works the drug projects of Passaic County New Jersey which are currently under surveillance. Corporal Damiano and his partner stop an older vehicle just coming out of the projects. Calmly the driver is asked to step out of the vehicle and is then immediately questioned about the drug purchased that was just witnessed by the two officers. The driver, Raymond, is a 31 year old, Caucasian male with stocky build, full beard and mustache, dressed in a T-shirt, jeans and baseball cap. The passenger is a 32 year old Caucasian male similarly dressed and admittedly confesses “doing crack with Raymond”. A small bag of crack cocaine and a crack pipe is found in the suspects’ vehicle.
When questioned by the officers, both suspects are incredible cooperative and civil. At first Raymond tries lying to the officers in an attempt to get out of being arrested, but Corporal Damiano has already run a background check based on his vehicle license plate. Raymond is a repeat offender. Once confronted about his past criminal activity, Raymond quickly and politely explains being busted for crack the day before. Raymond continues a plea for leniency by indicating his participation in methadone treatment which he began 4 days earlier.
Using a form of humorous compassion, Corporal Damiano explains to Raymond how lucky he is today because he will only receive a traffic ticket for not using his turn signal. Unfortunately, Raymond’s passenger is handcuffed and arrested for loitering, possession of crack cocaine and crack paraphernalia.
Officer John Guilemette
Albuquerque Police Department / Southeast Area Command
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