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If you want copies of the police reports to prepare for the trial, you should request those reports in writing from the Police Department on the date of your initial appearance or pretrial hearing.
You may also request in writing from the City/Village Attorney's office a list of the witnesses the City/Village intends to call at the trial.
Usually the names listed on the police reports are the witnesses who may appear at the trial. Refer to Wisconsin State Statute 800.07 for more information on discovery in Municipal Court.
The Judge will not read the police report before the trial and cannot read the report unless either party properly submits it at the trial. In some cases it may not be admitted because of hearsay problems.
If you have any questions about police reports call the City/Village Attorney's office.
Photos, maps and drawings:
If the items are relevant to the case, you may bring them to court. However, the person who drew the drawing(s) or took the photograph(s) must testify as to when, where and how the items were created.