When officers arrive at the scene of a crime, they are looking for certain behaviors and symptoms in order to determine whether or not a person is involved in criminal activity. Generally speaking, officers are looking for signs that suggest the person may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, such as slurred speech, unsteady gait, and/or bloodshot eyes. They will also look for any suspicious behavior that could indicate the person is trying to hide something or escape from the scene. This could include avoiding eye contact with officers, attempting to flee the scene, or displaying aggressive behavior towards the officer. Additionally, officers may look for any physical evidence that suggests a crime has been committed such as weapons or stolen items.
In addition to these physical signs and behaviors, an officer may ask questions about a person’s identity and activities at the time of the incident in order to gain more information about what happened.