This is not the Law & Order type of “interview.” Nor is this limited to only car accidents, or crimes.

A witness interview (or a witness statement) consists of speaking with people that may be able to provide information to an investigation.

For example, co-workers may be able to speak to a person’s behavior at work; witnesses may provide character references of a neighbor; fellow congregants may explain more about the volunteer hours of a specific person, or they may testify to their brusque attitude toward another.

Interviews usually encompass specific events or incidents, and provide valuable information from a viewpoint outside of the case.