INTERNAL AFFAIRS - RESPONSIBILITY/COMPLAINT PROCESSING

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NGraves
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INTERNAL AFFAIRS - RESPONSIBILITY/COMPLAINT PROCESSING
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2015-09-15 12:22:24
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POLICY 117
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The Office of Internal Affairs is an investigative unit which acts on behalf of the Chief of Police and coordinates inquiries relative to improper conduct attributed to the Police Department in general, or to any of its employees.
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  1. Unnecessary or excessive response to resistance
    Category I - formal investigations
  2. Violations of a specific criminal statute; and
    Category I - formal investigations
  3. Inadequate police service
    Category II
  4. False arrest;
    Category I - formal investigations
  5. The Internal Affairs Unit shall have primary responsibility for the investigation of all
    Category I complaints
  6. complaints which are the primary responsibility of the command involved.
    Category II
  7. The allegation in fact did occur, but the actions of the agency employee were legal, justified, proper, and in conformance with agency policy and procedure
    Exonerated
  8. Unfounded
    The allegation concerned an act by an agency employee which did not occur
  9. The investigation failed to produce a preponderance of evidence to either prove or disprove the allegations
    Not Sustained
  10. Sustained
    An act of misconduct did occur
  11. In investigations where no criminal prosecution is anticipated, investigators may compel the employee to submit
    • Medical or laboratory examinations
    • Photographs taken of members for the purpose of the investigation
    • Line-ups
    • Financial disclosure statements.
  12. If the supervisor's investigation reveals a need for disciplinary action
    all documentation with recommendations will be routed through channels to the Chief of Police
  13. When can Internal Affairs investigate Category II
    at the direction of the Chief of Police
  14. What are supervisor's responsible for when complaints are received
    Document each complaint and notify higher level of command
  15. The Internal Affairs Unit will coordinate with what unit investigations for the City Attorney, defense of civil litigation against the City and/or members
    Risk management
  16. What unit will review and coordinate all proposed disciplinary action against employees.
    Internal Affairs
  17. Who will author all letters of reprimand
    Internal Affairs Major

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