August 24th, 2009

ee cummings
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Jurisdiction Issues

This isn't for a current fic, but came out of a debate I was having with a friend. If a serial killer case already assigned to a federal investigation (let's say BAU for purpose of the example) comes up with a military victim along with the other previous civilian victims, does the military CID for the soldier's service have any role in the investigation? Or would the Feds use their own people entirely?

I assume the first group assigned would keep control, but then what kind of access would they be able to get to military records and bases? Would the military CID group be asked to be involved as a courtesy, as a "give them your full cooperation," or stay out of things entirely?
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