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2016 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2016 revealed there were three (3) complaints/investigations conducted by this police department. Two complaint/investigations involved one officer while a third involved two. Two investigations involved a single allegation of misconduct while one involved two allegations.

During the calendar year of 2015 there were three (3) complaints and investigations. In 2014 there were three (3) complaints and investigations. In 2013 there were five (5) complaints and investigations and in 2012 there were zero (0) complaints investigated.

Below are the divisions of the police department and the number of complaints and investigations that each division received in 2016:

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
3
Boulevard Unit
0
Traffic Unit
0
   
Total
3

Of the four (4) allegations of misconduct investigated in the three Internal Affairs investigations in 2016, the following is a breakdown of the findings:

Unfounded
1
Exonerated
1
Not Sustained
1
Sustained
1

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 23,238 calls for service in 2016 as compared to 19,813 calls for service in 2015. This is an increase of 3,425 calls, or 14.7%.

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