Re: False Accident Report by Police Officer
How do you know? YOU may believe you are not at fault, but opinions might differ. Even insurance companies might have a differing opinion of fault than the police report. "Fault" is a conclusion based on opinion, for the most part.
That is not a "false report." It might be an incomplete investigation, but unless the officer knowingly and intentionally presented falsehoods in his report, he did not make a false report. He may have related statements that were false or inaccurate as presented by the other party, but that doesn't necessarily make that party lying, either. Being wrong is not a lie.
Unfortunately the police officer made a false report by reporting just one side of the story that is completely false according to facts and is proven by the photos of the accident scene.
You are free to report the officer to his superiors (a personnel complaint) if you believe any malfeasance or dereliction of duty occurred. If you were injured, your insurance company can address the issues of liability, they do not have to agree with the state police conclusions. There should also be a means by which you can appeal any points assessed against your driving record if any were assessed as a result of the collision.
Unless you have costs that have been incurred directly as a result of the police report, and you can prove the officer made knowing and malicious falsehoods in the report, you likely have no grounds against the state for a shoddy investigation. You can always consult an attorney, as that tends to be free, but unless there is a lot of money in it, they may not be too interested.
A Nor Cal Police Sergeant
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