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Do victims have a right to be informed of the follow-up or lack thereof on their crime reports?

Meet Alice. She was assaulted and reported this to the police while offering them evidence of the assault. They tell her the report has been duly noted, thank her for her time, and wish her a nice day....
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Search warrants for the property of people not suspected of a crime

I'm interested in the New York City jurisdiction. Imagine a person is involved, or suspected to be involved, in a crime, yet they are not suspected of having committed any crime. For example, imagine ...
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What happens during and after investigations into a false conviction?

I'm interested in the NY(C) jurisdiction. So, the relevant people are convinced that a person might have been wrongfully convicted. So, an investigation starts, and it proves this. Then, the person is ...
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Why is there seemingly no information on FIMS?

Why is there seemingly no information on FIMS? Why is there seemingly no publicly available information on FIMS? FIMS is the police's facial identification manager software used by officers to ...
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How can I pursue a non-responsive company for tax docs and potentially money back?

In late 2021 I invested in a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QoZ) that closely aligned with my values. This year, I haven't heard from them for various requests of mine (typically before April 2022 and ...
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Are there any laws/policies regarding the contents of public addressals on unsolved murders?

I'm writing a fictional book set in NYC. As a part of the plot, there's public addressals on the on-going case. I'm just wondering what laws/policies pertain to what can and cannot be said about the ...
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Is it legal to release the identities of investigators of an active case?

I first want to preface this by saying what I don't know regarding preliminary details: I don't know whether there are public records of all the police officers and detectives working at a precinct. ...
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US Law on interfering in a federal investigation

A hypothetical situation: Suppose someone finds out through neighborhood gossip that one of their neighbors is under investigation for possible smuggling of arms across the US-Mexico border. He is a ...
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Is It Legal For Amateurs To Investigate Crimes / Cold Cases?

As someone who is not a member of law enforcement, I have an interest in possibly investigating unsolved crimes and cold cases near me, including missing persons. I am in Michigan, in case ...
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Can a family ask the government to hide the details of a relative's death?

I know of a fictional story plot where the cause of someone's death is unknown. The death may be due to natural causes, or it could be murder. The government investigates, but the findings are hidden ...
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What would happen if a minor was falsely accused of being a predator by an online sting group for sexting and an investigation started? [closed]

What would happen if a minor sexted other minors online, posted offensive and outrageous things, adult porn and a sting group reported them to the police assuming they were a predator and essentially ...
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How can i check a curent investigation of a company?

I'm interested in crypto, and unfortunately there's what i suspect to be this huge scam going on the market, its called tether, although legally i can't claim it is a scam. Basically they've had a ...
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UK law: compromising digital material - compelling someone to inform who showed them a naked video

A video depicting a friend, is allegedly circulating at my local pub which is embarrassing and demeaning to them, showing them naked, though not actually engaged in any relational activity. The person ...
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Are online accounts and phone numbers frozen when "electronic devices" are seized by law enforcement?

The recent seizure of the cellphones and computers of Rudy Giuliani by the FBI led me to wonder about the immediate, extra-legal consequences for such an individual. Would this individual be ...
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Who investigates the Kidnapped Sheriff?

Assume the mob kidnaps the sheriff of a county of Colorado (18 USC 351 does not apply to the Sheriff, right?) and they never cross the state border. During the kidnapping, the mob's enforcers wound a ...
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Can you legally move a dead body to preserve it as evidence?

A fisherman is heading upstream in his boat, and sees a human corpse float past. Obviously even if it wasn't murder, it still warrants a 911 call because it was a death. The river however, is steadily ...
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Must VPN service providers whose servers are in the US, disclose a customer's IP address upon request from another country?

Is it obligatory for a VPN service provider with servers in the United States to disclose a user's personal information (such as IP address and logs) in response to a request that came from another ...
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Do non-criminal investigations require consent of the subjects? [closed]

Besides criminal investigation, there are other kinds of investigation: journalism investigation, insurance investigation, social worker investigation, etc. Due to the nature of investigation, ...
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Can owner of stolen goods found for sale subpoena seller to disclose the source?

Someone steals Bob's bike in 2010. In 2020 Bob finds it for sale. It's too late to prosecute for theft, so the police wouldn't bother. Of course Bob doesn't know if the seller was the thief. The bike ...
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New employer asking permission to run a background check

I received a job offer (for a software engineer position at a small, remotely distributed company), verbally agreed to it on the phone, signed the offer, and then received a copy with the manager's ...
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Accusing me of committing hit and run (when I didn’t)

I got a call from an investigator from Arlington Texas informing me that a couple has accused me of hitting their car in in December in their apartment complex parking lot. The husband stepped out of ...
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Is the worst version of the accusations against President Trump impeachable?

Suppose the president of the US demands foreign leader X have X's state conduct an investigation into corrupt dealings of a family member of a former member of the previous US administration (and a ...
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Drug dealer & criminal signed the lease agreement

Say someone signs a lease with someone else. For clarity the drug dealers name will be Mike and other persons name will be Steve. Now Mike begins to drug deal and do drugs inside the house along with ...
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What is the Basis in Law that an "Investigation 'Quid Pro Quo'" is Unlawful or Unconstitutional?

In cases of investigating election fraud, there seems to be a potential for a conflict of interest no matter who investigates it. So, why can't the White House investigate campaign issues (involving ...
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Is it legal to hire a Private Investigator in Korea? If not, what's the closest alternative?

I'm writing a story and I'm asking for factual accuracy in the storyline. (Not asking for suggestions in hiring an actual PI.) I know for a fact that it's now illegal in Korea to hire a Private ...
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Why was the decision to make a non-traditional prosecutorial judgement unclear at the start of the 2017 Special Counsel Investigation?

Background One comment on this question about Robert Mueller's 2017 Special Counsel Investigation inquired about a specific aspect of the investigation. This aspect related to the prosecutorial ...
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How do you obtain evidence for GDPR violations?

What happens when say company EvilkorP sends untrue information and/or information that it is not entitled to share to company Y, and EvilkorP asks company Y to mention some fact about the victim (you)...
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Is a FBI background investigation for a DoD clearance any different than that of a Supreme Court Justice?

My experience includes being interviewed for a colleague's DoD clearance. They do want to know about adverse information such as DUI / alcohol abuse. As I understand it, the recent background ...
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I believe my ex is using DHS to create problems for me, what can i do?

I have recently received a visit from child protective services. The visit was due to a report of possible neglect regarding my youngest child. I am confident after speaking with the social worker ...
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If someone under investigation is told they are not a "Criminal Target", what are the ways that they can later become one?

Background Back on April 3rd, the Washington Post reported that Donald Tump was not a Criminal Target in Special Council Mueller's probe. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III informed ...
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What methods do lawyers use to find hidden property and assets during divorce

When divorce attorneys are helping clients, what methods do they have at their disposal to find assets and property that has been hidden by their opponents clients? Is there a proper phase for this ...
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Can police refuse criminal case about stolen mobile phone? How can such crimes be investigated?

Mobile phone and some precious things were stolen from my friend, but the police refuses to start a criminal case (proceedings) to investigate the crime. They are saying that the thief cannot be ...
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Are the U.S. military police allowed to operate on U.S. soil?

Recently I saw an action movie about military police officer in the U.S. One question surfaced for me - as far as I understand main task of military police (including its investigators) is to combat ...
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When a PI is conducting surveillance, why is audio enhancement considered wiretapping

Most Texas PIs seem to consider the use of audio enhancement technology to be wiretapping. But they do not seem to consider video or photography enhancement technology to be the same. A Texas PI will ...
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Couldn't Comey avoid the whole kerfuffle with a simple question?

Yesterday (6/8/2017) fmr FBI Director Comey testified that President Trump told him during a dinner which the 2 of them had (with no witnesses present) something along the lines of "I hope you can let ...
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