I had an arrest in 1991, which was dismissed, I’m not sure if that is the correct terminology. Several people were arrested together, myself and a few others were released after the ones who actually did the crime confessed, so I was arrested and fingerprinted, but then released, no court appearance or anything like that. I reported this on my SF86 and I explained all the details I remember to the investigator who did my interview. I had a different NBIB investigator contact me yesterday asking for more information on the arresting agency, or any other details, as he was unable to locate the record and under my fingerprints it is listed as “no disposition.”
About 10 years ago, while working to clean my record, I attempted to locate information to have the disposition listed. I contacted every number I could find for that city—the court, the police department, the (county) sheriff office, etc., and nobody could assist me and I was told my record of the case was not able to be located by one office, and that there was no record by another office.
So, my question is, what will happen now? Will I get denied a clearance for not being able to produce paperwork that I do not have, and/or that the court can not provide? It was 1991, I have spent a great deal of time trying to recall more specifics for the investigator, but I honestly have provided every single piece of information and detail that I can remember.
Have any of the investigators here had a situation like this, and if so, how do you proceed when old records can’t be located?