District Police Departments
Questioning the parties involved
During a pre-trial investigation, the parties involved (i.e. the injured party and the suspect) may be questioned by the police. The police may also question witnesses and various experts, such as a forensic pathologist.
Persons to be questioned are normally expected to attend the questioning in person. However, either of the parties involved may provide a statement through a representative or by phone or other means of communication, provided that the police consider this would not cause a problem or prejudice the investigation. Under the same conditions a witness may also be questioned by phone or other means of communication.
A suspect can only be questioned through a representative or by phone if the case is of minor importance and he/she does not deny the accuracy of the report of the offence.
An official record of the questioning is prepared in every case.
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