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Can an investigating officer, designated under the Police

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Hello, can an investigating officer, designated under the Police Reform Act 2002 and as one of their 12 discretionary powers, interview and take a statement from a victim of crime for a complaint involving an offender's breach of the terms of a conditional caution for common assault and threatening behaviour? Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Hi

Is there any reason you think they may not be able to ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I believe it is not a power conferred to them and they are therefore unable to record a witness statement since they are not trained in this area.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Why?

Why should they be unable to take a witness statement?

Sorry if I am missing the point. You might be right but I can't see it at the moment.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry but I am asking the question and just require clarification on this matter under the Police Reform Act.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, there are no prohibitions therein upon officers taking witness statements.

Officers regularly take S9 statements and nothing in the Reform Acts have rendered that unlawful.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your response.