TitleSouth Yorkshire Police Questionnaire Officers' Reports
DescriptionIn the immediate aftermath of the Disaster South Yorkshire Police Officers were requested to produce self-written accounts of their actions on the day [instead of pocket book entries]. Officers were instructed to write them on plain paper, therefore were not official CJA statements (see POL/6/2 for these).

The officers were advised to include information including: Time came on duty; Who they were responsible to; Where they were deployed and whether they deviated from that position; What they saw that was relevant to the incident?; What they did. They were also asked to include name, rank, number and sign at the end. It was to be as accurate an account as they could make.

These reports were viewed by both senior officers [is this correct?] and SYP solicitors before they were transferred into official statements.

Those reports that contained information that was deemed to be hearsay, opinion or expressing emotion were marked for amendment and the officer was asked to remove these passages before it was accepted as a statement. Only a very few officers refused.

This series of records contains the original recollections (POL/10/6/1), those chosen for amendment and the amended versions (POL/10/6/2). POL/10/6/3 contains the indexes to POL/10/6/1 and 2.
DateMay 1989 - 1990
Extent660 Questionnaire Officers' Reports, 55 Amended Questionnaire Officers' Reports, 2 indexes paper
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