2012 Office of Professional Accountability Summary

Of the 28 formal investigations conducted by the Office of Professional Accountability in 2012, 9 were determined to be sustained complaints. The discipline ranged from an oral reprimand to separation from employment. In 2012, there were 112,446 calls for service.

OPA 12-01

An off-duty employee was arrested by another agency for a law violation.

The complaint was sustained.

OPA 12-02

A citizen reported that an employee failed to take a report of a crime.

The complaint was sustained.

OPA 12-03

A citizen reported that an employee was rude and did not properly enforce a court order.

The complaint was not sustained.

OPA 12-04

A citizen reported the citizen was arrested without cause and that the citizen’s children were taken into protective custody without cause.

The employees were exonerated

OPA 12-05

A citizen reported that an employee should have arrested another person for engaging in a brawl instead of the citizen.

The employee was exonerated.

OPA 12-06

A citizen reported that an employee permitted the citizen’s roommate to return to their residence in violation of the roommate’s conditions of release from jail

The employee was exonerated.

OPA 12-07

A citizen reported that an employee wrongfully arrested the citizen for trespassing.

The employee was exonerated.

OPA 12-08

An internal complainant reported that an employee failed to properly document the facts of a case in a police report

The complaint was sustained.

OPA 12-09

A citizen reported that the citizen’s child was taken into protective custody by an employee without justification.

The employee was exonerated.

OPA 12-10

A citizen reported that an employee wrongfully advised they were going to take the citizen’s children to enforce a court order.

The employee was exonerated

OPA 12-11

An internal complainant reported that an employee failed to report damage to a work vehicle.

The complaint was sustained.

OPA 12-12

A citizen reported that the citizen was charged with a crime without justification.

The employee was exonerated

OPA 12-13

An internal complainant reported that an employee had missed several court appearances.

The complaint was sustained.

OPA 12-14

An internal complainant reported inappropriate behavior towards the employee from another employee.

The complaint was sustained.

OPA 12-15

A citizen reported that an employee acted inappropriately toward the citizen.

The employee was exonerated.

OPA 12-16

A citizen reported that an employee arrested the citizen without justification.

The employee was exonerated.

OPA 12-17

A citizen reported that an off-duty employee committed violation of law.

The complaint was not sustained.

OPA 12-18

An internal complainant reported that an off-duty employee had acted unprofessionally.

The complaint was sustained.

OPA 12-19

A citizen reported that an employee was prejudicial when questioning the citizen about the welfare of the citizen’s children.

The complaint was not sustained.

OPA 12-20

A citizen reported that the citizen was racially profiled by an employee.

The employee was exonerated.

OPA 12-21

An internal complainant reported that an employee was rude and made an inappropriate comment.

The first complaint was sustained and the employee was exonerated of the second.

OPA 12-22

A citizen reported an employee was unprofessional and rude during an encounter.

The complaint was sustained.

OPA 12-23

File number not used after duplication.

OPA 12-24

A citizen reported the citizen had an altercation with an off-duty employee that was inappropriate.

The complaint was unfounded.

OPA 12-25

A citizen reported that an employee made a clerical error resulting in the citizen’s license being suspended.

The complaint was not sustained.

OPA 12-26

A citizen reported that an employee was rude and acted in an aggressive manner.

The complaint was not sustained.

OPA 12-27

A citizen reported that an employee failed to protect the citizen’s identity when the citizen reported a crime.

The employee was exonerated.

OPA 12-28

An internal complainant reported that an employee was possibly engaged in outside employment without approval.

The complaint was sustained.

 

Total 28
Sustained 10
Exonerated 12
Unfounded 1
Not Sustained 5
Dismissed/Withdrawn by Citizen 0
Pending 0
Disciplinary Action Taken 9
Racial Profiling Complaints 1

 

Citizen Generated Complaint 20
Internally Generated Complaint 8
   
Total 28

*OPA case 12-21 was actually 2 official compaints and is reflected in the totals.