Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

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Unformatted text preview: y imposed by law as to which matters there was a duty to report, excluding however, in criminal cases matters observed by police officers and other law enforcement personnel, or (C) in civil actions and proceedings against gov. in criminal cases, factual findings resulting from an investigation made pursuant to authority granted by law. Unless the sources of information or other circumstances indicate lack of trustworthiness. Records of Vital Statistics Absence of Public Record or Entry *Note: Unlike business records, public records or reports need not be made at or near the time of the event recorded. Three categories of documents created by public agencies are included in the rule: 1. Activities of the office or agency a. Ex: Firearm serial number report kept by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. 2. Matters observed pursuant to duty imposed by law a. Ex: Transcript of court reporter, to prove testimony was given. 3. Factual findings resulting from an investigation made pursuant to authority granted by law. a. Ex: Decision of administrative law judge for state department of labor that e...
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