August 13, 2019

Formal Complaint: Transporting arrested persons

Complainant alleges an officer did not maintain visual contact with a suspect detained in a patrol vehicle. Office of Police Oversight recommend that this allegation receive a B classification.

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NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT September 10, 2019 ICMS #:2019-0865 Complaint: Officer , may have violated department policy by not maintaining visual contact with the suspect when the suspect was in the backseat of the patrol vehicle. Administrative Policy to Review: 321.3 Transporting arrested persons The law imposes a duty of care on the transporting officer to protect prisoners from injury. 321.3.1 Transporting arrested persons (c) The prisoner must be under observation at all times to reduce opportunities for escape, disposal or destruction of contraband, and/or attack on the transporting officer. 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.

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