What happens if a police officer lets a criminal go?

This is a question that has been on my mind for a while. For example a police officer chases after a armed robber arrests that person and decides to let him go. What would happen to the police officer and his career? Thanks for all answers.

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  • Sparky
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    They would get into trouble.

    Letting somebody go after arrest without charging them would be a felony.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Once the arrest is made there's no "letting someone go."

    You must have a very lonely life if this occupies your thoughts.

    I agree with your father.  You're 28 years old.  Move out of his house, get a job to occupy your thoughts and time.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No police officer is going to waste their time chasing an armed robber only to let him go.   This scenario isn't even worth an answer.

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  • 2 months ago

    Your scenario is ABSURD. If the officer is going to let the suspect go, they are not going to put forth the effort to actually catch them. They may go through the motions of chasing for appearances, but they would 'lose' them during the chase. That is FAR easier to make sound acceptable.

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  • 2 months ago

    While it depends on the circumstance and severity of the crime, it could be anything from a judgement call to suspension or firing. However, in places like Seattle, San Francisco and L.A., small petty crimes are not even being prosecuted now. It's hardly worth an officers time to arrest them.

    • 2 months agoReport

      Is Socrates the pedophile admitting he's been arrested in Seattle San Fran and LA or just lying....either way, his child rape should get him killed...No more freee comments, pedo boy, decent people are coming, you big old pedophile, your time's up...You should have gotten a job, whiny MAGAT

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  • 2 months ago

    Unless the officer reports no one knows and nothing happens.

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  • 2 months ago

    The only way a police officer in the USA would release an armed robbery  suspect after chasing them would be if it turned out the individual in question was not the armed robber.  Even then, if the person in question fled from the police there is a good chance they would be arrested anyway on some other charge.   

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