In filing a disclosure request, I received a document titled " Text Narrative". I was expecting a photocopy of the officer's notes, but instead received a 1.5 page types narrative.
Where would the original information for this have come from ?
screeech wrote:Hmmm, if I had to guess...a lot of officer reports are being done by civilian data entry people, they just call up, leave a recorded message as to what they want the report to say the data entry person puts the verbal report on the occurrence report on the computer system. This is a new way of freeing up officers from spending too much time in the office and not being out on the road.
If that were the case, would it not leave a lot of room for error. When did the officer relay this information to the typist ?, Did the typist correctly transcribe all the details, without error? Can the transcriber be called to give testimony? Is this hearsay?
Wow! hard to believe.
+++ This is not legal advice, only my opinion +++