Is it legal for the PD to give the defendant a copy of the police report without blacking out the witness’s address and telephone number?

Asked on June 29, 2014 under Criminal Law, Massachusetts

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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Under the Constitutions of all states and the federal government, a defendant has the right to confront all witnesses against him or her in a criminal matter. As such there is nothing improper about not blacking out the name of a witness on a police report given to the accused.


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