posted by trey on .
If you were an investigator writing a report on a suspect whom you believe to be guilty but for whom the evidence is too weak to go to trial, would you exaggerate or add to the facts in your report? Why or why not?
No -- not unless you can prove all your facts in court.
if the officer interprets the slang in his report, what if that is inaccurate?
He should check with someone -- his supervisor or one of the DAs. As I understand it all, it can be tiny errors like those that can unravel a case.
This is all my own opinion. Here's hoping other teachers will add theirs.