4. Originals or copies of documentary
The legal officer forwards the report chit to
5. If the accused waives all his or her rights,
you. Once you receive it, you can begin conducting
a signed sworn statement by the accused;
the preliminary inquiry of the reported offense.
or a summary of the interrogation of
You shouId usually conduct the inquiry informally.
the accused, signed and sworn to by the
Your final report on the preliminary inquiry
accused; or both
should consist of the following items:
6. Any additional comments you feel are
Report and Disposition of Offense(s)
Investigators Report (fig. 2-3)
Statements or summaries of interviews with
Your primary objective in conducting the
all witnesses; sworn statements, if possible
preliminary inquiry is to collect all available
evidence pertaining to the alleged offense(s). Your
Figure 2-3.-lnvestigators Report.