"Make your own case"

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I often hear this on my scanner with police agencies. The call describes what the police are to respond to, like "possible DUI, erratic driving, I-57 Southbound near the 233 mile marker, etc" and then they say "make your own case". What does that mean?
 

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Basically it means that the officer needs to establish his own probable cause to pull over the vehicle rather than pulling it over just because of the report.
 

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Yes. It also means that at that point in time there isn't a signed complaint,so the officer who locates that vehicle can use his own discretion as to what action he chooses to take.
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