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Montco Commissioner Hoeffel Wants Police Documents In Skyler Case Released

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A Montgomery County commissioner is calling on law enforcement officials to release the initial report from Souderton, Pa. police concerning their contact last month with alleged child killer James Troutman (see related stories).

Commissioner Joe Hoeffel is calling for public disclosure of the initial police report from last month’s encounter between Troutman and nine-year-old Skyler Kauffman.

Based on reports, Hoeffel says he believes there may be some discrepancies between that report and the court documents filed this week in connection with Kauffman’s murder.

“If the affidavit of probable cause is correct,” Hoeffel said today, “this man should have been charged a month ago.  If the initial police report is correct, according to the reports about it, the affidavit of probable cause this week has been exaggerated.”

Either way, Hoeffel says, something appears to be amiss and should be addressed.

DA Risa Ferman says under the rules of professional conduct it would be inappropriate for her to publicly release police reports in a homicide investigation. She says that could compromise their case against Troutman, which she called “unacceptable.”

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  1. SHELLY says:

    I AGREE THERE SHOULD OF BEEN MORE INVESTIGATION AFTER A REPORT OF A MAN EXPOSING HIMSELF TO TWO MINORS AND LOCKING THEM INTO HIS APARTMENT. BUT, THAT’S SOMETHING THE POLICE FORCE HAS TO LIVE WITH EVERYDAY. IT’S A SHAME IT TAKES A SEVERE TRAGEDY LIKE THIS TO MAKE CHANGES THE WAY THEY WORK THE SYSTEM. IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US AS PARENTS TO SPEAK TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT DANGER STRANGER.. BEING A PARENT MYSELF I ALWAYS THINK ABOUT SHOULD OF,COULD OF. THIS IS JUST A LEARNED LESSON FOR ALL OF US THAT WHEN OUR CHILDREN ARE IN JEOPARDY, WE MUST REACT AND TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SICK PERVERTED PEOPLE OUT THERE. OUR CHILDREN UNFORTUNATELY WILL NEVER BE SAFE ENOUGH IN THIS F***ED UP WORLD WE LIVE IN. SKYLER TAUGHT US ALL A LESSON TO BETTER OURSELVES AS INDIVIDUALS AND BE MORE AWARE IN OUR CHILDREN’S LIVES. MAY PEACE BE WITH U SWEETHEART, WE WILL ALL MISS U.

  2. Zzbar says:

    “DA Risa Ferman says under the rules of professional conduct it would be inappropriate for her to publicly release police reports in a homicide investigation.”
    Sure, their way of covering up botched police work !!!

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