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Is it a conflict of interest for a lead investigator of a…

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Is it a conflict of interest for a lead investigator of a crime to investigate a crime when he/she is related to the victim?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have any charges been filed? If so, when is the next court date?

Yes. Court date for pre trial hearing on April 4th.

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did this occur?

Wisconsin

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