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2015 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2015 revealed there were three (3) complaints/investigations conducted by this police department. Each complaint/investigation involved one officer. One investigation involved a single allegation of misconduct. One involved two allegations and the third involved 16 allegations of misconduct. It should be noted that this third complaint/investigation involved misconduct that occurred over a six year period ending in 2014 but was discovered in 2015.

During the calendar year of 2014 there were three (3) complaints and investigations. In 2013 there were five (5) complaints and investigations.  In 2012 there were zero (0) complaints investigated and in the calendar year of 2011 there were seven (7) complaints investigated.

Below are the divisions of the police department and the number of complaints and investigations that each division received in 2015:

Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
   
Administration Division
0
   
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
1
Conveyance Unit
0
P.A.C.T. Unit
0
   
Field Operations
Patrol Division
2
Boulevard Unit
0
Traffic Unit
0
   
Total
3

Of the 19 allegations of misconduct investigated in the three Internal Affairs investigations in 2015, the following is a breakdown of the findings:

Unfounded
0
Exonerated
0
Not Sustained
1
Sustained
18

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 19,813 calls for service in 2015 as compared to 20,158 calls for service in 2014. This is a decrease of 345 calls, or 1.7%. (Note: The number of calls for service reported in the 2014 Statistical Summary was incorrectly reported as 23,146.)

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