How officers decide to Baker Act vs. arrest crime suspects

WFTXPublished: July 26, 2017Updated: July 27, 2017
Published: July 26, 2017Updated: July 27, 2017

Lee County deputies have arrested the teenager allegedly caught on camera making a mess in Matlacha, vandalizing several popular businesses. Detectives say he was taken into protective custody last week under the Baker Act but he wasn't charged until now. Four In Your Corner's Stephanie Tinoco has been digging deeper into the act, asking experts how officers decide when to apply it.

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