Suggestions and check list for Open Carry encounters with Law Enforcement
If for any reason you are confronted by law enforcement, you should document as much informaiton as possible regarding the incident. I have taken the time to reduce to writing what I would document if it happened to me.
HERE is the list of things I'd make notes of:
First and Last Name of every involved individual
Were you alone or with others
If with others, list their names and contact info.
City of Residence or incident
County of Residence or incident
Date of actual Incident
Approximate time of incident
Approximate duration of incident
Exact Location of Incident
Describe any form of detainment or restrictions against leaving?
If detained, approximate duration ofmandatory detainment
Specific Law Enforcement Agencies Involved
Number of Government/law enforcement present
Whether anyweapons weredrawn by anyone in a tactical or defensive manner during incident
Rank and name of Senior Law Enforcement Official in charge
Any additional government or public safety resources involved
Were any members of News Media Present?
If the media was present, who notified them of the incident?
Did the incident occur on Public or privately owned property
If on private property was owner or representative present
Name of person or company that owns or controls the property
Did the event occur in the presence of uninvolved members of the public?
If possible, obtain and document the names of any civilian witnesses
Was the incident recorded with or by either audio or video equipment?
Were any surveillance cameras observed in the area surrounding the incident?