This was the explanation I was given in the academy... another thing some do is touch the driver's side taillight for the finger print thing to leave evidence should the SHTF.CAPTLPOL1 said:It is to ensure that the vehicle is secure. So no one will pop out of the trunk and start blazing rounds.
Of course the guy in the trunk could wait with a locked trunk, and have the second remote and pop that trunk after? Or the driver for that matter.cstockmyer said:It's to make sure if someone is in the trunk waiting to pop out and open up on the officer, they get locked in. There for no popping out no shooting. :roll:
It was preached into us in the Explorers and the Police Academy, ALLWAYS push on the trunk on a traffic stop. If it locks then gets popped again they need to address weather it is a broken trunk catch, or is there someone in there with bad intentions. I mean come on " to leave their finger prints on the car."? Someone has been watching way to much CSI, not like the weather, or whats on the roads or even a car wash could make that fingerprint useless.GreatLakes said:Of course the guy in the trunk could wait with a locked trunk, and have the second remote and pop that trunk after? Or the driver for that matter.