Well, any police statement stating anything along the lines of having reasonable doubt that a crime even occurred would automatically be disregarded for obvious reasons such as:
1.) If the police truly had NO reasons to believe a crime even occured, then needing and/or requesting a police statement wouldn’t have deemed to be necessary in the first place. So, if the police state that they found no reason to believe a crime even occured , their level credibility and judgment will automatically be viewed as questionable
2.) If a significant amount of evidence is eventually found years down the line , lets say 20 years later, proving the person to be guilty of committing the crime, not only is the person who has been found to be guilty of committing the crime be responsible for the findings, but the police who wrote the statement would also be penalized for their faulty judgement ESPECIALLY if the evidence that was later found turns out to be evidence was simply overlooked through out the course of the entire investigation as opposed to it being a new finding of evidence.
3.) Lastly, the person MAY have committed the crime and the police may even have various reasons to believe that the person did in fact commit the crime the only thing that the following part of the statement: “ we have no reason to believe this person committed this crime…” implies is that they found no evidence to support their belief ,and therefore have no reason to believe that the person committed it.
4.) The person may very much be guilty of something pretaining to the crime for example omission , but may just not be the person who committed the crime directly. Also, the person’s actions/ inactions despite the level of severity, could simply have played a huge role in what happened as a result. Not only is that a plausible reason to believe that the person is guilty , but it also contradicts the police’s written statement of not believing that a crime has even been comitted if and when there are findings and evidence that are believed to suggest that participation in the crime took place in anyway way shape or form was identified; if you participated in any way , you are considered an accomplice according to the law and will be charged for the crime that you aided. All in all, because participation of any kind automatically means you are found guilty in the court of law,
despite the level in which the participation took place, argo a crime did in fact occur . Participation, suggests a crime, despite having reason or lack of reason, as occurance of a crime and participation suggests reason or lack of