Why do you think this case would be transferred into the federal system? Explain.

On Friday, July 30, 2010, the silent alarm rings from the local bank that is located at 1234 E. 42nd Street. The 911 center also receives calls that that bank doors are locked and shots have been fired. All available patrol units, SWAT, and special forces head to the scene. Upon arrival, your units realize that this was an active bank robbery in progress. After a short period of time, shots ring out. You know that one of the suspects is dead, two officers are wounded, and one is killed. After 4 hours, the gunmen surrender. Now that the scene has settled down, you realize that there are five robbery suspects. Four are in the county jail, and one was shot and killed in the crossfire. Now that the four have been booked, you know this case needs to be transferred to the federal government. Consider the following:

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • Why do you think this case would be transferred into the federal system? Explain.
  • In your own words, define double jeopardy.
  • Do you think this case falls under the double jeopardy clause? Explain your reasoning.
  • What type of documentation will you need to transfer the case to the federal system? Explain.
    • Prepare a transfer document for the case. You can fabricate details where necessary.
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