Milwaukee Criminal Defense
Updated: Jul 12
4. We re-interview the prosecution’s witnesses
Police reports can be a good source of information; however, body cams or interview room recordings are the best source. Police reports, intentional or not, can have omissions of facts that are given by alleged victims and witnesses. If information is left out of reports, it most likely won't be presented as evidence at trial. If that evidence is gone, it could mean a wrongful conviction.
It is important to have a private investigator re-interview the alleged victim and the state's witnesses. Neither one is required to speak with us; however, they usually do as long as we remain respectful.
It is not worth risking your client's life. You need to have the state's witnesses re-interviewed.