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Police Report

Postby tksbussong on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:12 pm

Does anyone know if it's illegal for a doctor to buy police reports?
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Re: Police Report

Postby tranquilspirit2006 on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:48 pm

Who is getting the money? The jurisdiction or a single officer? Because I thought police reports were a matter of public record, although I could be wrong. Our state police have many police reports online.
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Re: Police Report

Postby tksbussong on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:54 pm

You know what, I'm not sure. It goes through an attorney.
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Re: Police Report

Postby tranquilspirit2006 on Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:00 am

I asked my husband and he said they're public record as well. If an attorney is representing someone (or prosecuting) they can always get police reports for anyone.
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Re: Police Report

Postby JaeMarie on Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:33 am

tranquilspirit2006 wrote:If an attorney is representing someone (or prosecuting) they can always get police reports for anyone.


...and I'm guessing since an attorney would charge for their time to obtain the reports, I'm guessing it wouldn't be too far fetched for someone to say that they had paid to get the reports.

Maybe the police weren't paid, but actually the attorney for their time.

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Re: Police Report

Postby Vita on Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:13 am

I'm sure the lawyer would charge for his/her time to obtain the information. But something else to consider is that while the records are public, where I live, there is a minimal fee to get a copy of that report!
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Re: Police Report

Postby tksbussong on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:39 pm

I know they pay some good money for the reports. It sounded like "Ambulance-chasing" to me
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