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He can go to court and at this initial hearing he should plead not guilty and request a public defender. That will get him legal counsel and a postponement. At that time, the Public Defender can get the police report
He can file his appearance in the matter "pro se" This is done at the court house. Then he can write the police agency noting he has filed his appearance and request the report for discovery purposes.
Then when he goes to court, he needs to plead not guilty, withdraw his appearance and request the public defender