I have the same problem except for the suicide part. My boyfriend was falsely accused of home invasion a week ago, that supposedly happened back in early july, 2008 before we moved to this area. Police details were changed 4 times, before he was acually arrested. We both live on VERY low income, he has none. But the police said we cannot get a copy of the police report. He was arrested AFTER the accuser had him stay a couple days in his home. The cops say the proof is *his prints all over the house*. Which they would be, by him sleeping there.
I've never had to go through FOA, to get police reports before. I thought it was our right to have a copy when we request it. The charges were brought up after he stayed in the house, But we cannot find out for sure without the report. and the so called attorney they gave him, won't listen and take the proof we have to verify his innosence. whats wrong with this system??
I hope you have better luck with your situation, tammy.