19-16-12 (Rule 803(8)) Public records and reports admissible.
(Rule 803(8)) Public records and reports admissible.
Records, reports, statements,
or data compilations, in any form, of public offices or agencies, setting forth:
The activities of the office or agency; or
Matters observed pursuant to duty imposed by law as to which matters there was a duty
to report, excluding, however, in criminal cases matters observed by police officers and
other law enforcement personnel; or
In civil actions and proceedings and against the state in criminal cases, factual findings
resulting from an investigation made pursuant to authority granted by law, are not
excluded by § 19-16-4, even though the declarant is available as a witness, unless the
sources of information or other circumstances indicate lack of trustworthiness.
Supreme Court Rule 78-2, Rule 803 (8).