f. The last section of Form 2823 is known as the affidavit.
that the statement was given voluntarily and that mistakes have been corrected. It
states also that the number of pages contained in the statement have been verified.
The investigator then administers an oath to the interviewee by stating, "Do you
swear or affirm that the information given by you in this statement is true and
correct to the best of your knowledge, so help you God?" In the event the
interviewee objects to the use of God, that word may be deleted from the oath.
g. After the interviewee has answered "yes," the statement is signed by the
interviewee, the interviewer and a witness.
(If the person interviewed is, or
becomes, suspected or accused of the offense, see preparation of the required
accompanying DA Form 3881.
h. The statement is written in the first person.
In addition to signing the
statement, the maker initials the bottom of each page and all corrections.
last sentence of each statement will be "End of Statement."
i. If a mistake is made and noticed before another word is typed, the word
should have slash marks over each letter and a space there-after for the
This way, the wrong word can still be seen and will not
cause any doubt when and if the statement is introduced into court.
after completion of the statement, the word is lined out.
It is then written
properly above the mistake and initialed by the interviewee.
j. DA Form 3881 (Figures 1-3 through 1-6) must be completed prior to taking a
statement from a suspect. When this form is completed, it becomes the cover sheet
for the written statements (DA Form 2823).
k. DA Form 2823 (Figures 1-7 through 1-9) is used to record statements obtained
by investigators from suspects, victims, complainants, and witnesses.
may also be used by the investigator for giving a separate statement of his
activities throughout the investigation (Figure 1-9).