Monday, Richard Craig Bush, 27, of Laurel appeared before Circuit Judge Lester F. Williamson Jr., at the Lauderdale County Court House for a probable cause hearing. The hearing was held there due to holiday scheduling conflicts.
Officials allege Bush had sexual relations with a 16-year-old female several times between October and November.
Justice Court Judge Jane Hutto was bond at $60,000 – $10,000 per count of felony sexual battery.
He faces a possible sentence of 30 years for each count.
Bush turned himself in to Wayne County authorities Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He resigned a week prior.
It is not known how many students may have been involved. Authorities began their investigation into Bush two weeks ago after Superintendent Robert Dean informed deputies of the allegations.
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Atlanta GA. June 18 2008
The National Association Of Private Officers, a professional association of private security officers, law enforcement, public safety personnel and supporters of law and order, is currently on a massive membership drive! WE NEED YOU!
The N.A.P.O. yearly dues are just $45.00 and as a member you get so many benefits!
As a member of the N.A.P.O. you will enjoy numerous benefits including a 10% discount on all items purchased at the Private Officer three on line stores, 10% discount on all training offered through the association, voting rights in the annual Officer of the Year Award ceremony, Officer Award Banquet, life insurance discounts, and a discount when you use AVIS or HERTZ car rental services!
As a member of the association you will also get a membership wall certificate, a member’s ID card for your wallet, and access to the entire network of training, tools, information and business opportunities and more benefits are being added!
The National Association of Private Officers is on the move and we have just added a new radio station in Atlanta, also available as an on line radio station, and we are working on launching an on demand video training library which will be available in late 2008 on our newly updated website, and we are also scheduling numerous national training seminars across the country!
The National Association Of Private Officers is also working on the brand new PRIVATE OFFICER monthly magazine expected to debut in late 2008 or early 2009!!
Where Does Our Dues Money Go?
N.A.P.O. has just applied for non-profit, 501-3-C status and all funds from membership are used to enhance training and also to support our 411 Tip program. This program offers a reward whenever a private security officer has been killed in the line of duty.
In June, a security officer was killed during a burglary in Augusta Georgia and N.A.P.O. offered a $2500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Those funds came from donations from our management team because funds were not available yet from N.A.P.O. to support such a substantial offer.
We will also be using membership dues to support our efforts in helping security officers who are injured in the line of duty.
N.A.P.O. is the only private security officer association in the world designed for the front line security officer!
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SECURITY OFFICER MINI TRAINING CAMP
PART FOUR OF FIVE PART SERIES
USE OF HANDCUFFS
One of the most useful and thus most common pieces of equipment carried by private and public officers is handcuffs. They come in several styles, chain or hinge, numerous makers, and several colors, black or silver.
They are indeed vital in the officers’ arsenal of tools of the trade.
Handcuffs can be traced all the way back to biblical times when guards would shackle their prisoners and bound them with chains and steel wrist clamps. As private officers, we are faced with something that law enforcement officers are not.
When using handcuffs on a suspect, security officers not only face a greater risk of civil liability but also the potential of criminal charges being filed against us for charges ranging from assault, to unlawful restraint and all the way up to kidnapping.
Police officers act under color of law, covered by local state and federal laws allowing them to restrain, detain and handcuff a suspect or prisoner in the name of public safety and officer safety.
If you ever watched the television program Cops (and who hasn’t), you will often hear the officer tell the suspect that they’re not under arrest, yet they slap the cuffs on the guy. They tell the guy it’s for the officer’s safety, and even for the suspect’s safety.
Private security personnel do not have the same right under the law. They do not have the right to cuff a person for their own safety or to detain in this manner during further investigation
The reasons why are numerous. Liability is a big issue. Also the law in some jurisdictions may consider handcuffing a person a violation of local or state statues. So it is very necessary to seek out your areas laws pertaining to restraint by private officers.
Does this mean that security officers can’t use handcuffs on a suspect. No!
Does it mean that the private officer will be sued or arrested if they use cuffs? No!
But what it does mean is this. Handcuffs are carried by both in-house and contract security officers in every state, and thus we must consider the state we are employed in, city and jurisdiction.
Some areas are very pro security. They realize that private officers are a vital part of their area’s overall protection and security. Other areas are not of the same mindset and may respond negatively against the security agent who has handcuffed a person unless the handcuffed individual has committed a very serious offense such as rape, burglary, robbery, murder or other serious felonies.
When deciding to use handcuffs to restrain a suspect, an officer needs to use them only when,
(a) A suspect is violent
(b) Is involved in a serious felony case, such as robbery, sex crimes, serious assaults, arson, murder
(c) To prevent the suspect from harming the officer or others
(d) When your state law allows for such restraint use.
Of course in the heat of the moment, no one is going to stop and ask themselves if one or more of these apply to the situation at hand, but as with all aspects of our job, training and knowledge of your duties, and the law will be your guide. Don’t hesitate to use
handcuffs to detain a suspect that you’ve caught robbing a bank, shooting someone, or a burglar or rape suspect… But do use caution when deciding whether or not to handcuff someone who was apprehended for a minor shoplifting, a suspect who was too loud at a party or who gave you some lip when you told him to quiet down and a 12 year old who came onto private property and technically is trespassing.
As with every aspect of the private security officer’s authority, the use of handcuffs will come down to whether or not your employer will allow the use of them and whether or not local or state statues prohibit use by private security officers.
If you’re not sure, contact the state police or county sheriff’s office and ask their take on the statues.
And, as with all parts of training and areas of responsibility, it is also advisable to have a written policy on handcuffing usage and outline the when and when not so that all personnel are clear on the policy.
This written procedure will also assist the security officer and their employer in a civil or criminal defense should charges or litigation be brought against you for any reason.
Use common sense, and good judgment, follow your training and company procedures, but most of all stay safe during all situations.
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