This is something nobody seems to be teaching about interviews with suspects, victims and witnesses.
When the person you’re interviewing answers a question by saying, “I don’t know.” be sure to record that answer.
When doing statement analysis later or simply reviewing testimony, you or another investigator may find the subject’s reply to be very useful!
During the interview when the subject says, “I don’t know.” it may seem like a dead end to you, but sometimes the subject will change his or her story/statement later and you will have documented evidence of the original story!
Let me know if you have a question you’d like me to answer in one of my weekly videos.
If you’re thinking about using a chemical spray for personal protection or self defense as a private investigator or process server, then this is a video for you. Today I discuss less than lethal use of force.
But here’s a huge tip for you…
If you do carry pepper spray, be sure to buy TWO canisters and TRAIN with one of them! You don’t want to be fumbling around with your spray when you need to use it. You want to be proficient with it.
Have you ever been working on a background check or on a skip trace and you find under your subject’s criminal history a day where he got five or six jaywalking tickets?!?
What this frequently means is the guy ran from the police. It was a foot chase and when the cops caught up with him, they didn’t find any drugs or a gun on him. One option they have is to write him a jaywalking ticket for every time her ran across a street outside of the crosswalk while fleeing from the police!
Is this a dirty trick to pull? Maybe, but if you run from the police you know you’re going to lose in one way or another, right?
The important thing is that you know how to “read between the lines” as a private investigator when you see this type of thing. Your clients expect it.
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