Hello, maybe sombody can help me or discuss this issue with me.
Briefly, in New Jersey, my 16 year old daughter got involved in a fist fight with her ex-boyfriend (18) and his younger sister (16).
My daughter was punched in the mouth (we believe by the 18 year old boy). the sister may have lied to protect her adult brother and said she did it.
A simple assault incident report is on file with the police against the sister. The problem is there are witnesses including myself who were never interviewed and this important info is not on the police report at all. There is much witness testimony missing.
We went to to police deparment intending to get the report updated but basically got the run around, they didn't want to do it, and it did not get done, making it difficult to proceed with actually filing a complaint.
My first question is, what might one do now for 'sloppy' police work and an inaccurate and VERY incomplete police incident report.
The story goes on and on with details, but this bogus police report is my first dilemma. I also desperately do not want any further retaliation against my daughter at school. As soon as we will file an official complaint we will get one back and I am pretty sure my daughter will get attacked at school again.
If I drop the case, they get away with it. If I proceed I am sure my daughter will get attacked again.
Also, I was never even told how much time I have to file a complaint or it just expires.