I’ve had a few questions of late by some people that want some clarification on some of the legalities that are going on with this Carson et al. case. And I felt it might be beneficial to clarify some of the legalese of some of these documents that people may be looking at. Namely what is a Ramey warrant. I also attached the Korey Kauffman Ramey warrant at the bottom.
I went to a criminal defense lawyer blog for clarification to make sure I informed accurately, and basically this is what the blog stated and is what my understanding of what a Ramey warrant is:
a Ramey warrant is an arrest warrant there is obtained by a police agency by going directly to a judge and bypassing the district attorney.
Typically in order for a law enforcement agency to get a warrant they submit a report to the district attorney and if they feel there is enough evidence to file the case that agency can request that it be filed and a warrant for arrest be issued. This is what some people in the business call a walk through warrant. And that is the typical procedure that is followed especially in homicide cases.
However, a Ramey warrant, the officer submits a declaration to a judge setting out their reasons for requesting that warrant and the judge issues the warrant if the determines to be appropriate. Many times these type of warrants are requested and processed it during the off business hours or weekends.
So the question is why would a police agency choose to get a Ramey warrant instead of just a traditional way through the District Attorney’s Office? In my opinion basically it faces less scrutiny, as a District Attorney’s Office will review the paperwork, and it’s much easier to go to a friendly judge to get these warrants signed. It is also done when the officer feels that it will not face up to the scrutiny of the District Attorney’s Office and they may not file the charges so he goes to a judge in essence doing end around. This gives the officers authority to arrest and question the suspects with the hope of gaining more information, then basically submitting the information to the District Attorney’s Office and hope that they are willing to continue on with the case being filed by the DA.
The information I research also went on to say that these warrants are fairly rare, and in my experience in the past there were very few that I was involved with or aware of. And it’s pretty obvious that this is done when they feel they don’t have enough evidence to actually get charges filed.
So this does explain somewhat the lack of integrity in this case as I have said plenty of times I have been sitting there five months listening to testimony and have not heard anything of substance as of yet. In fact when one individual on my blog recently made comment about the Korey Kaufman murder I mentioned that I have not heard anything to prove that Korey Kaufman had been murdered. The only information that has been received that he has been murdered was by Robert Woody who has told many stories and now is more than willing to talk because and is currently in negotiations for a plea bargain in this case for his testimony.
Again I have repeated many times if Korey Kaufman was in fact killed at the hands of another he does deserve justice, there is no doubt in my mind about that. No matter what his lifestyle was or the issues involved that come with that.
Just for information I have also decided to post on here the criminal complaint filed with the court by deputy chief district attorney Marlisa Ferreira, this complaint was filed four days after the arrest of all the defendants, it appears that investigating officers in this case who have, in my opinion, used questionable tactics, and they did it end around the District Attorney’s Office in an effort to make arrests in this case thus forcing their hand and ultimately filing the charges.