Why does it take so long to interview and investigate murder allegations? Anonymous calls are essential to police investigation, however evidence to either substantiate the claim or discredit this should be sought as soon as possible to relieve distress, save resources and time of innocent people.
We the undersigned support the petition to amend police and investigation procedure to act on anonymous crime stopper information regarding murder or attempted murder within 24 hours of receiving the call.
We also petition reform that potential witnesses be interviewed within one week of the anonymous phone call or report.
Thirdly, if the call can not be substantiated and police strongly believe that the call is false, that they are also required to investigate within six months of the call/report evidence for a perpetrator of public menacing and charge accordingly.
The Review Murder Investigation Procedures petition to NSW was written by sally and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.