A: Justin from Salinas asked, "why is it that, if an officer is a victim of a crime, more officers are assigned to the case to catch the suspect than if a regular person becomes a victim?"
I spoke to the watch commander at the Salinas Police Department to get the facts.
Police said this is a big misconception and not true.
If it is an officer-involved incident, two detectives are assigned to the investigation, just like any other case for a major incident.
If it's an officer-involved shooting, usually more police department staff will be assigned to determine the legality of the shooting and for it to be investigated by the different entities in the police department.
Officers have to handle many cases by themselves on a daily basis.
But again, police departments put out the same effort as they do for anyone else.