Is an investigator allowed to work a case in which the victim is a family member to the investigator?

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Is an investigator allowed to work a case in which the victim is a family member to the investigator?

Asked on January 23, 2011 under Criminal Law, Georgia

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Is it a good idea or is it allowed?  These are two very distinct issues.  Generally speaking an investigator should be shielded from the investigation that deals with their family members.  They are too involved emotionally and may not be able to think objectively in this type of matter.  But each state and each county and each police department are different and their rules and their regulations are different. SO it is really a difficlt wuestion to give guidance on umless you are familiar with all of the above.  So I might suggest that you seek counsel from an attorney in your area on the matter and discuss what involvement that you may have in all of this.  Good luck.  


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