But my point about why we don't have the data on the effectiveness of OSP's work is that IF someone is prosecuted, it could take a long time for a final disposition to happen. I agree it should be followed up on, but getting from an investigation to a conviction is always a wandering path. I've worked on homicide cases where we've had unassailable physical evidence (gun with perp prints and DNA and blowback DNA from victim) and the cases take years.
So it is early days yet, but letting people walk without even investigating what is going on, is NOT ok.
That should NEVER be a consideration. When the law is broken those tasked with investigating and charging should NEVER give any consideration to how long the process will take. Only consideration should be "was the law broken or not". If so, investigate and file charges. The rest is up to the Courts.
EVERY denial should at least get a cursory review to determine if it was a legitimate error or more sinister. The rest should go directly into a deeper investigation. Prosecute the intentional deception and penalize the entities that provided inadequate or incorrect information.
Way too much "so what, what are they going to do to us" attitude among reporting agencies.