Information on who called the police

I am taking care of my mother who has dementia and recently someone called to report that she was being mistreated. The police came out and asked both me and my mother questions and he reported that no mistreatment was suspected. A State Case Worker was then sent out that did the same and they also found no mistreatment. I believe that a family member may have called and so now I cannot trust anyone within the family unless I found out who called. This is tearing the family apart because of this so I need to know who it was that called. Is there any way to accomplish this? The police or the case worker will not disclose this and I even tried the Freedom of Information Act.

Asked on July 8, 2016 under Criminal Law, Georgia

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Reports involving the abuse of the elderly or children are confidential and are protected by statute.  They do so to actually encourage reporting without fear of retaliation.  This type of info is actually protected from disclosure by public information laws.  This means that unless the person who did the reporting volunteers-- you probably never will know who actually did the report. 


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