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Obtaining Detective Statements

Discussion in 'Expert Witnesses & Investigators' started by brenda092864, Jan 1, 2008.

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  1. brenda092864

    brenda092864 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    how do i go about obtaining a police and detective statement from my local police deptartment? do i have to file under the freedom of information act?
     
  2. Scooterdog

    Scooterdog New Member

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    The Federal Freedom of Information act applies to Federal agencies only. Your state has either a state FOIA or Open Records Law. You can then make a request under that and the Privacy Act.

    If they still don't budge, and no continueing investigation is going on, you can file a petition with the State Court. I did just that and won against my local Sheriff's and Police Department.

    Check your constitution as well.

    You should be able to walk in and ask for it, under the law, or send a return reciept letter to the department.
     
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    brenda092864 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    That you so much for your help.
     
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    Scooterdog New Member

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    You are welcome. If you need more help, chime in, I can give you pointers if they want to get stupid.
     

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