My question involves police conduct in the State of: California
Last night a knock at the door revealed a police officer who requested my long term girlfriend by her first and last name. She had just come out of the back and stepped outside to speak with the officer for about 3 minutes.
When she came back in she was really upset and crying. Though it was not stated who called, it is safe to assume it is a family member. Girlfriend is older then 25 and has not spoken with her family in a few weeks.
Since attending a codependency program and therapy to address traumas from childhood, she has stepped away from them more and more. She is not in a position to be totally honest with them and they are not necessarily good with the subtle hints.
She did state she felt like the officer was doing "a favor for someone." (Her sister works at a neighboring police department, but is not a sworn officer.)
So what are the requirements for a police officer to be able to do a welfare check? Do they need a police report filed or an incident number assigned or ???? (Shouldn't there be some kind of public record for this?)
Are the requirements different if the request comes through friends in a police department when the original person is an employee, but not a sworn officer?
We are just concerned this new technique can be employed to harass us and want to make sure the sister is not abusing the options available in her job.
Is either of us entitled to some form of the public record in case their is a more of this?
There is more to the story, I am a veteran with PTSD (no history of domestic abuse or criminal behavior, but very active in treatments) - frankly I find it a bit disturbing.
Thank you all who read and respond.