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2013 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2013 revealed there were five (5) complaints/investigations conducted by this police department that totaled eight (8) allegations of officer misconduct. One of the complaints had three (3) allegations of officer misconduct and another complaint had two (2) allegations of officer misconduct.

During the calendar year of 2012 there were no (0) complaints and investigations.  In 2011 there were seven (7) complaints investigated and in the calendar year of 2010 there were seven (7) complaints investigated also.

Below are the divisions of the police department and the number of complaints and investigations that each division received in 2013: 

Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
   
Administration Division
0
   
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
0
Conveyance Unit
0
P.A.C.T. Unit
0
   
Field Operations
Patrol Division
4
Boulevard Unit
0
Traffic Unit
1
   
Total
5

An additional breakdown of the fact determination in each of the above Internal Affairs Investigations is as follows:

Unfounded
4
Exonerated
2
Not Sustained
2
Sustained
0

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 24,279 calls for service in 2013 as compared to 22,622 calls for service in 2012.  This is an increase of 1,657 more calls for service than received in calendar year 2012.  This small number of complaints received reflects a record of professionalism and exemplary service by the police officers of this department.

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