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this is a complicated scenario so please bare with me.  is a detective allowed to share information about an ongoing investigation to anyone who is not a law enforcement official? lets say a detective shares info with "tom", an  individual who pressed charges on "jon" and "jon" is being investigated for another crime as well. can the detectives share information and evidence with "tom" about the other crime "jon" is being investigated for?

nd the info being shared with "tom" is relayed to the mother of "jons"  wife. "jons" mother-in-law is then questioning her daughter about the information and telling her she head it from "tom".  "toms" girlfriend is sisters with "jons" mother-in-law.

 isnt there some kind of unlawful wrong happening here?

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I'll assume that this is a state or local police investigation and not a federal investigation. The answer then would be that the detective may share information about the ongoing investigation unless some law prohibits it, and few states have laws that prohibit that. And the cop may have a good reason to share the information with the victim; for example, it may be that the victim might know information relevant to that other crime.

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7 hours ago, livetosmile143 said:

is a detective allowed to share information about an ongoing investigation to anyone who is not a law enforcement official?

 

Yes, and they routinely do exactly that.  Keep in mind, however, that this is an incredibly broad question.

 

 

7 hours ago, livetosmile143 said:

lets say a detective shares info with "tom", an  individual who pressed charges on "jon" and "jon" is being investigated for another crime as well. can the detectives share information and evidence with "tom" about the other crime "jon" is being investigated for?

 

Yes.

 

 

7 hours ago, livetosmile143 said:

isnt there some kind of unlawful wrong happening here?

 

Based only on the incredibly limited and general facts in your post, no.

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