Flawed COPS report

Leo Muter made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Police Force

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From: Leo Muter

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Dear NSW Police Force,

1. Please clarify what the procedure is to have details amended, after finding errors in a NSW COPS report
eg.
i) address details
ii) lack of attention - substituting VIC where POI should be - making record of events flawed
iii) deviation from signed statement

2. Is it normal for Police to enter their personal opinion onto a COPS / Incident Report?
To my mind, it changes the document from objective to subjective, and can introduce personal bias or maintenance of preconceived ideas - that could impair how further incidences are recorded and interpreted

3. GIPA - if a GIPA is to produce records within a certain timeframe, held by the NSW Police for a certain event, eg. incident report, shouldn't that include diary entries? notes taken? And more so if several Police are involved or several are listed as being 'in charged'?

Yours faithfully,

Leo Muter

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NSW Police Force

Hello Mr. Muter,

Please direct your enquiries to:

The Privacy Officer
Office of the General Counsel
Locked Bag 5102
PARRAMATTA  NSW  2124

Thank you,
Monika

New South Wales Police Force | External Information Access Unit |
Operational Information Agency |  Phone: 02 8835 6888   |   Fax: 02 8835
6811 | Email:[NSW Police Force request email]

From:        Leo Muter <[FOI #3266 email]>
To:        GIPA requests at NSW Police Force <[NSW Police Force request email]>
Date:        20/03/2017 08:08
Subject:        Government Information (Public Access) request - Flawed
COPS report

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Dear NSW Police Force,

1. Please clarify what the procedure is to have details amended, after
finding errors in a NSW COPS report
eg.
i) address details
ii) lack of attention - substituting VIC where POI should be - making
record of events flawed
iii) deviation from signed statement

2. Is it normal for Police to enter their personal opinion onto a COPS /
Incident Report?
To my mind, it changes the document from objective to subjective, and can
introduce personal bias or maintenance of preconceived ideas - that could
impair how further incidences are recorded and interpreted

3. GIPA - if a GIPA is to produce records within a certain timeframe, held
by the NSW Police for a certain event, eg. incident report, shouldn't that
include diary entries? notes taken? And more so if several Police are
involved or several are listed as being 'in charged'?

Yours faithfully,

Leo Muter

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From: Leo Muter

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Dear #GIPAAPP,

Is there a web address?

Yours sincerely,

Leo Muter

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From: #GIPAAPP
NSW Police Force

Hi Mr Muter,

Your query must be put in writing and sent to the address supplied below.

Thank you,
Monika

New South Wales Police Force | External Information Access Unit |
Operational Information Agency |  Phone: 02 8835 6888   |   Fax: 02 8835
6811 | Email:[NSW Police Force request email]

From:        Leo Muter <[FOI #3266 email]>
To:        #GIPAAPP <[email address]>
Date:        20/03/2017 08:53
Subject:        Re: Government Information (Public Access) request -
Flawed COPS report [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]

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Dear #GIPAAPP,

Is there a web address?

Yours sincerely,

Leo Muter

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