Tenants Believe Police Lying, Withholding Details
Police: It’s A Domestic Situation Where One Person Fled
UPDATE: 6A Tuesday, September 1st, 2020. Palm Beach County Jail reports an arrest of Altis Apartments resident.
UPDATE 9P: Suspect caught, scene is clearing.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Police for several hours this evening have been on the scene of Altis — an apartment complex in the 5500 block of Military Trail.
Domestic situations happen all the time. There was no immediate threat to anyone not specifically involved with the situation. Police encouraged residents through social media to stay away if possible, but if not, just let them know what apartment they’d like access to and police will help residents get home.
That’s an example of police being not just kind, but professional. Yet some residents are going bonkers, convinced there is something sinister at play and the community is being kept in the dark.
On social media and in several emails and messages sent to BocaNewsNow.com, renters believe there is something “big” going on.
In fact, wrote one tenant to BocaNewsNow.com:
“There must be something big going on! The police are hiding something!”
Wrote Lilly on Twitter: This is just the normal non information in this town.
The thing is, Boca Raton Police representatives have been tweeting for hours that it’s a domestic situation. We know these officers and spokespeople. They’re professionals. They would not put the public at risk by lying or withholding critical information.
Wrote Lolly and Tulip (seriously — that’s the Twitter handle): “could you please expand on this so we can protect ourselves?”
Reputable news media organizations traditionally do not report on domestic situations, so long as there is no threat to the general public. Boca Raton Police told us hours ago that this is a domestic incident. There was no indication of a general threat. If there is a true criminal act, it will be reported when details are available.
While we await the final details of this incident, however, it’s clear that the story is becoming the reaction of people who aren’t believing the police, who are convinced there’s something “bigger” going on, and who — despite an offer by officers to essentially escort them home — believe they’re being lied to by law enforcement.
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