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DETECTIVE G'UIDE

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INVESTIGATION
HOMICIDE OR SUSPICIOUS DEATH

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PURPOSE

To arrest the perpetrbtor or
of death.

the cause

PROCEDURE

Upon beinq assigned to investigate a hOllic:ice or s,uspicious
follow the INVES'l'IGATIOfl-GENEAAI. Pr.octoURE and
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death

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Make necessary notifications in chain of co~nd.
Get details fro~ first officer on scene
a.
Malee certain that Medical Exanner, District
Attorney a.nd crime $cane OIlit Ilre notified.
Ascertain, if possible, identity of perpetrator from:
A.
Qyinq declaration
h.
Witnesses
c.
Circumstantial evidence
PREVJ'!N'l' UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS nOM ENT~RING SCENE

a.
Note &~1 AUTHORIZED persons present.
Protect the scene and pre~erve evidence
a.
PolSt Crime Scene and No SIIlokin9 signs
b.
cause photographs to he taken prior to arrival of
Medical Examiner.
c.
Conduct thoroUClh crime scene search
Malee sure body 1s not dj,&tw:bed pendinq Arrival of
Medical Examiner, except when necessary.
Detain all persons at scene for interviews.
4.
Keep vl~esses separated to prevent conver6~tlon.
h.
Consult with Assistant District Attorney dnd be
present vhen statements taken.
List license plates of dutomobiles found in area.
Institute immediate and thorough search to obtain
witnesses and other information.
a.
'l'ranSZlli t alllX1ll for peqletrator
b.
Make notification to relatives and record on
FOLLOW-UP REPORTS.
prepare report of unuGual occurrence and submit to
co~ndinq officer.
Prepare work sheet
a.
List detectiveB a.nd assiqnments.
~ep cross ind8~ of all pertinent information.
Advise
Chief
of
Detectives,
Detective
Borouqh
co~nder, atc. of progress.
Verify that 1111 foregoing investigative steps have
been cocnpleted.
Direct further aetjon.

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INVESTIGATION
HOMICIDE OR SUSPICIOUS DEATH
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A homicide ease i . closed only when the perpetrator
dead, convicted or acquitted or when Crand JUry fails

NOTE

find an indictment on the ~ounds
35.10, 35.15 or 35.30 Penal Law.

specified

A homicide may be declared inactive
critique by the commandinq officer.

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to

Sect-ion

review

and

Aided Case, DeAd HUman Body - Patrol Guide 106-9

-NlOITtONAL Investigators assignecJ to precinct Peteetive squads will utilize COMPLAINT FOLLOW-UP REPORTS (PD313-061) (blue) if investi~
9ation resu1ts in:
~ Raclassify CUPPI (Cause undetermined pgndi29 police investigation) cases to homicide.
b. Reclassify from twmicide to a non-hOGlici~ cateqory, e.<1..,
suicide.

Record an arrest clearance (first arrest on case).
d. Exceptional clearance."
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NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

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DETECfrvE BOROUGH 2UEENS HOMICIDE REDUCfION
PLAN (Revised 08/01195)

Crime statistics for the first six months of 1995 indicate that the trend
toward major crime reduction in New York City continues Shooting incidents have
declined more than thirty (30%) percent while at the same time homicides are down
thirty-one (-31 %) percent or 263 fewer deaths by homicide in the last six months. The
reduction of homicides within the jurisdiction of Detective Borough Queens is
noteworthy with a fourteen (-14%) percent reduction.
The new crime strategies have been successful because of the re-energized
efforts of all the men and women of law enforcement workIng within the Borough of
Queens. However, the nwnbers are not in-keeping with the remainder of the City. In an
effort to continue to make the Borough of Queens a safer place to Live and work, we
must re-double our efforts. and where possible standardize intelligence gathering and the
sharing of information. The four step command and control process which has fostered
the implementation and success of the crime strategies must be included and highlighted
in our homicide reduction plan.

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1. Accurate and timely intelligence
2. Rapid deployment
3. Effective tactics

4. Relentless

follow~up

and assessment

• All precinct detective squads will monitor the police radio and immediately respond
(0 incidents of confirmed shootings or homicides wi.thin their precinct

• In cases of homicides or non-fatal shootings, the steps included in Detective Guide
Section 204-3, "Investigation Homicide or Suspicious Death", MUST be complied
with. Those steps include the gathering of information, noufications and reports to be
made, search and preservation of crime scene, supervisors responsibilities and
circumstances needed to CLOSE a homicide investigation.
NOTE: The steps included in the following Plan must be adhered to in addition to
the Detective Guide procedures.
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ill all homicide investigations, Detective Borough Queens wheel and the Borough
Homicide Squad will be notified immediately upon confumation by the precinct
detective squad.

• Detective Borough Wheel will Lmmediately notify the Detective Duty Captain to
respond to the incident.
• The covering squad supervisor and the supervisor from the Homicide Squad will
immediately deploy necessary and available personnel to the scene of the homicide.

• In every homicide case, a member of the Queens Homicide Squad will be assigned to
the investigation with the squad detective.
• The Homicide Narcotics Module will be conferred with in all shooting and homicide
OCCWTences to determine if they have a role in the investigation. (e.g.: some cases are
drug related, others are not but have parties e.g.~ Victims, Witness, etc. who have a
drug related background). REDRUM assistance and other high level narcotics
intelligence will be sought through District Narcotics Office with the assistance of
the Homicide Squad.
• In all cases where a notification was made to the Borough Narcotics unit in an effort
to gain additional infonnation on the subjects in question. A NlTRO computer
system query will also be performed. if feasible, based upon infonnation. Document
same on aDD 5. This increase communications between Detective Squad and
Narcotics District personnel regarding shooting incidents and homicides will help to
cultivate informants and make maximum use of the sharing of intelligence
information.

• For record keeping purposes the Detective Guide Section 204-11, <LCase
Management" will be adhered to in all non-fatal shootings and homicide incidents
• The "Investigative Plan" as per Chief of Detectives directive memo # 19 cs. will be
included in all cases and compliance documented. This Plan requires utilization of
available technology to assist in your investigation - e.g.: warrant checks.
• Imnugration contacted on non-cooperative shooting victims, family members etc.
Immigration assistance given to cooperative persons.
• Once homicide perpetrator is identified; immediately place on known perps List and
submit WANTED card.

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• Known perpetrator's information v.ill be given to Detective Borough Queens Wanted

Card Apprehension Team for high priority attention. Additionally, copies VIlli be
forwarded and a telephone call will be made to inform those Detective Units in other
boroughs where the identified perpetrator has been known to frequent or locations
where he/she may visit family or friends.
• Known perpetrator and Intelligence infonnation to be given to Warrant Division
• Notification: Perpetrator's photo Will be added to wanted poster program distnbuted
to each Squad, Narcotics Division, Central Booking, Local Precinct, Parole, Transit,
Housing, Port Authority and Precinct Crime Wo Center.
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Known homicide or shooting perpetrator to be added to all squad's photo debnefing
books which each squad must show when debriefing prisoners and confidential

informants, etc.
• Additional Photo and infonnation on wanted individual(s) will be provided to
Anti/Crime in resident Precinct and Precinct Detective Squads where perp may have
fled to, or frequents
• Pin maps will be prepared monthly to included homicides, non-fatal shootings and
serious felonious assaults. The maps will be accompanied by a brief outline of each
crime indicated thereon. Copies will be provided monthly to Borough Homicide
Squad. Precinct Commanding Officer, District Narcotics, and all other SWTOunding
precincts, Transit and Housing Bureaus, where applicable, that may be effected by
the crimes reported for necessary attention by patrol.
• Narcotics Division will be requested to focus activity in target areas based upon
shooting incidents and homicide analysis.
• Squad commanders will insure close working relationship and sharing of intelligence
information with anti-crime, RIP, Housing, Transit and Patrol Bureau personnel.

• In all cases of Non-fatal shootings and homicides. detectives will attend Patrol Roll
Call to insure that basic information and descriptions are disseminated to patrol At
the same time solicit intelligence and assistance from patrol officers.

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