Post by HeadMarshal on Sept 1, 2016 8:39:21 GMT -5
Whenever a fugitive flees the country they're wanted out of, authorities may request to have a Red Notice issued against the fugitive by Interpol. This is so that law enforcement in other countries are aware of the fugitives. This is how Christopher Ponce was identified and captured by authorities in Spain last month. However, there is a troubling lack of red notices issued by the US this year. To detail this, I went to the notice database and typed in the year in the free text, that gives you each red notice issued in that year. Here are how many red notices were issued in the years for US fugitives.
Yes that is right, only THREE notices have been issued during the past 8 months for US fugitives! To be fair, there have been many notices for fugitives in other countries, especially in Latin America, Europe and Asia which is not a bad thing at all. I just know for certain the US has not ran out of fugitives where the red notice can be issued and would be very helpful, from looking just at the cases we add to the forum each week.
One of the fugitives added this year was William Joseph Greer, the other two are for Solomon Anthony Bandiho and Sofyan Iskandar Nugroho. The latter two I cannot find any detailed information online. I'll include all three of those red notices here.
I was noticing there seemed to be a decline in U.S. Interpol notices and Interpol notices after all as well. I agree it is very helpful in some cases. I didn't even know William Greer had an Interpol notice, that is interesting to me.
Post by HeadMarshal on Jan 17, 2017 12:52:08 GMT -5
In case anyone wanted an update for 2017 so far, 33 online red notices have been made. Almost all the listed cases are out of Argentina, El Salvador and Russia which is excellent to help out law enforcement in those nations of course. Hopefully we will get more than a few US red notices this year as well.
Post by HeadMarshal on Jan 10, 2018 11:16:39 GMT -5
Wanted to do another update on the red notices done so far in 2018. A lot of them are for fugitives wanted out of Argentina, but there are also those so far for cases out of Pakistan, South Africa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Philippines and Russia. With the wide range of countries, this gives me some potential optimism we might actually get at least few US red notices this year (unlike last year).
Post by HeadMarshal on Feb 27, 2018 8:10:20 GMT -5
Still no US red notices for 2018 so far, but interestingly there have been three Canada red notices this year. As someone who lives in Canada, I feel good about this, but wish the US would join Canada as well.
Post by HeadMarshal on Sept 8, 2018 18:42:39 GMT -5
Reading some more into this today and I came across something interesting. Apparently when a law enforcement agency in a particular country sends a request to Interpol for a red notice to be issued, they are able to request whether the fugitive notice can only be accessible to law enforcement or the general public. This is confirmed on the official questions page for Interpol's website
Since we've only seen one US red notice in 2017, three in 2016 and none that we can tell for this year, it sounds like the US wants Interpol to keep new red notices to the attention of law enforcement only.
If this is true, then why US law enforcement would be doing it this way is rather bizarre. Fugitives have been caught by the public through red notices I do believe globally, so it would kinda help in getting some additional publicity on these cases.
Post by HeadMarshal on Mar 13, 2019 16:31:31 GMT -5
Interpol has revamped the formatting of it's Red Notice search page. The most recent United States warrants appear to be on page 17 which are the two remaining cases from being added in 2016. So assuming Interpol ever does add new US red notice warrants, we will know where to find them.