Homicide Victims Rarely Talk To Police
They never tell their version of the story.
Philippines.— Investigating homicide cases is becoming harder to investigate because the victims rarely talk to police, according to local reports. Police officers only have the murderer’s version, but not the victim’s. In any investigation, even though the proofs are there, you have to listen to everyone’s testimony.
“It’s hard to sentence the murderer because you haven’t listened to the victim’s version”, said the police officer Gary Cockburn. He kept going: “Victims should speak up about how the feel”.
According to the officer, victims barely stay in silence. They say nothing. Not even a word.
In many cases, when the murderer doesn’t wanna talk, it’s hard to know exactly what happened if there’s not enough evidence, and you can’t simply ask the victim, who would surely speak out.
This cases are getting more common and the police is trying to find solutions.