How do police convince hostage-taker to give up?
Crisis in Alabama drags on
- Duration 3:10
- Date Feb 4, 2013
Crisis in Alabama drags on
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As we await new details on -- now weeklong hostage crisis in Alabama police say they have been in constant communication with the suspect Jimmie Lee -- As they try to provide his five year old hostage.
-- as many comforting items as possible what's really being done here behind the scenes.
To secure the little -- release.
Mary -- O'Toole -- a former FBI profiler hostage negotiator and author of the book dangerous instincts.
How gut feelings betray us thanks so much for taking a few minutes so I suppose first and foremost law enforcement.
Does want to do anything that would antagonize.
And you know.
Exacerbate the situation.
Well that's very true they certainly don't.
And they don't want others to do that I -- so.
I think that is -- the most likely reason that there is very little information coming out on the case.
And if you listen to what the neighbors are not -- in what family members are not saying I think they are certainly respecting.
The strategy of law enforcement.
They're standing back they don't want to say anything that will alienate.
Jimmy dykes or compromise the situation they're allowing law enforcement to do the work that they're trained to do how do they convince him.
To give up.
Well it's a long negotiation process it's back and forests and they will listen to what mr.
dykes has to say they will listen to.
What his demands czar and his opinions and what he wants.
And they will work with him and they will they will slowly over time they will find.
A common Passat that.
He can except and that they can.
That they can up.
I'll work with.
And that does not happen obviously overnight this is a very tough one this is a very sensitive negotiation process.
But there they're working towards an -- that I'm sure.
Well he allegedly harbors -- some pretty.
Complaints about the federal government.
Show do you keep the feds out of fit in and have local law enforcement handle it.
Sure that's that's -- discussion that they had probably from day one.
Who is the best person or what is that what is the best agency.
To be the lead negotiator in this and -- Jimmy dykes does have.
A great deal of distrust for the federal government he may see the FBI as representing the federal government so we would know we would say sure will step back we'll stand down will be there.
Will help you will be kind of standard behind do you doing what you need.
But what we want to but what all law enforcement wants is the best person who will make the most progress.
Over the shortest period of time and that would be a consideration.
Mary -- -- thank you very much.