Evidence and Forms (3138/19)
Q1. What is the fundamental core use for each of the following;
- Police Pocket Notebook
- Investigators Book
- MG11 Witness Statement
- ABE Interview
- MG15 ROVI Notes
- Police Investigation Log
- Crime Scan
- Detained Property System
- Electronic File Build
Q2. When dealing with paper evidence, how and when are each of the above items (4, 5 and 9 – 12) used by Detectives who are OIC’s?
Q3. Generally, which of the above items (1 – 12) would be admissible in a criminal trial as evidence?
Q4. Where paper evidence appears in an Electronic File Build, but does not previously appear in any other (criminal trial admissible) form or system, how is such irregularity in evidence generally dealt with by West Midlands Police?
Q5. Where material and relevant information (regarding paper evidence) appears in a WC393 log entry, and thereafter, post-case investigations, audits and reviews (by the Professional Standards Department) find no contemporaneously received information capable of having informed the WC393 log entry, how is such irregularity in evidence generally dealt with by West Midlands Police?
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