Complainant alleges APD did not properly investigate his previously filed reports regarding fraud. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
ICMS #: 2019-1161
January 8, 2020
, complainant, alleges APD did not properly investigate his previously
filed reports regarding fraud.
This notice of formal complaint is a request for Internal Affairs to conduct an investigation in
order to determine if the employee conduct is within compliance of APD policy, Civil Service
Rules, and Municipal Civil Service Rules.
Recommended Administrative Policies to Review (to include but not limited to):
402.2 INCIDENT REPORTING
A well-written report can help make a case just as easily as a poorly written report can ruin
a case. Employees have the responsibility to write clear, factual, and complete reports.
402.2.2 REPORT WRITING
(a) All reports shall accurately reflect:
403.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Criminal investigations are a complex, multi-step process that require employees to be
aware of, operate within and comply with federal, state, and local regulations so as not to
prejudice the case or jeopardize the prosecution of the defendant. It is the policy of the
Department to comply with the highest standards of legal and professional conduct when
performing a criminal investigation.
403.2 FOLLOW-UP INVESTIGATIONS
Follow-up investigations may include, but are not limited to:
(a) Reviewing and analyzing preliminary reports.
(b) Reviewing Department records and databases.
(c) Seeking additional information from complainants, witnesses, neighbors,
informants, officers and Department employees.
Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation
on the classification of administrative cases.
The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.