Internal Affairs | Report Information and Form

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Internal Affairs | Report Information and Form

Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:34 pm

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The Los Santos Police Department take pride in our integrity, transparency, and commitment to the public. In order to ensure fairness and adherence to procedures and law, we created the Internal Affairs, a division under the Office of the Chief. Internal Affairs consists of a Commanding Officer, Assistant Commanding Officer, and Internal Affairs Investigators, all who report to the (Assistant) Chief of Police directly. To ensure proper and thorough investigations, Internal Affairs doesn't consist of many investigators, the process of becoming an Internal Affairs investigator is lengthy and requires an exemplary record of impartial and honest police work in the Los Santos Police Department.

We take allegations of misconduct very seriously, but it's also imperative that our system doesn't get flooded. There's a difference between a severe misconduct allegation and poor professionalism (for example), and for the latter, you can file a complaint directly with a Police Supervisor. The Los Santos Police Department's supervisory team consists of Sergeants and Detectives, all who have gone through a lengthy program to train and evaluate their performance and knowledge, thus they are entrusted with the task of taking complaints.

Examples of misconduct, but not limited to;
  • Wrongful Imprisonment / Conviction or Citation
  • Overuse of Force / Questionable Force
  • Gross Misconduct / Unprofessionalism
  • et al.
If you have been a victim of officer misconduct, you must file an Internal Affairs report by submitting the form below to the Internal Affairs Division. Reports must be filed within 7 days of the incident in question, to ensure a clean and fair investigation. If you have any issues with submitting the form or filling it out, you can contact an Officer at either of our precincts and they should be able to assist you, however, they are not considered representatives of Internal Affairs, thus they will not be able to answer any questions. Officers may also use this form to place a complaint against another Officer if they feel their direct supervisor is not able to handle the situation or if the situation involves their direct supervisor.

(( Reports can be made both In-Character or Out-Of-Character. They can be submitted by civilians and Officers both and can include one or more Officers in the report.

In-Character reasons for a report include but are not limited to unprofessional behavior, misuse of police resources, abuse of authority, or gross negligence of the law.

Out-Of-Character reasons to report include but are not limited to poor roleplay, misrepresenting the Police Department faction on an OOC level, breach of OOC corruption rules set forth by the faction, and server rule breaches. Keep in mind server rule breaches should first be made in the Report a Player section of the Eclipse forums for investigation by an admin, and then once a ruling has been made, you may report the outcome here for documentation by the Police Department faction.

It is the duty of the complainant to ensure that any IC evidence submitted was obtained through legitimate RP means and do not violate any of the Eclipse Roleplay server rules. If you use anything other than /record (scripted command to record with your cell phone) then you must also provide us with OOC evidence of setting the equipment up to record, for example, a vehicle dash-cam, helmet camera and so forth. This means that any evidence submitted as In Character e.g. videos where the complainant claims it's dash-camera or body-camera, it will be ignored unless it has proof of RP prior to the incident of you setting up and enabling such equipment. The only exception to this is if your environment realistically would have dash-camera, e.g. Police Cars, Ambulances and so forth. The best way to provide this is to upload a screenshot of all RP evidence with /time or the unix code visible for proof of date.))

The Investigation Process
  • As with any investigation by the Police Department, the evidence is crucial to helping us reach the appropriate outcome of your case. Please include ALL the information and evidence available at the time of the report to obtain the best results. Even if you have no evidence available, your report will be treated the same and your allegation(s) will be investigated.
  • When a report is submitted to Internal Affairs, it will be reviewed by a supervisor of Internal Affairs who will determine if the report should be forwarded to our investigations database. If the supervisor determines that it's not a legitimate report for any reason, they will send you an e-mail stating why it will not be forwarded.
  • Once a report has been forwarded, the supervisor will assign one or more investigator(s) to initiate the investigation around the allegation(s). Investigators will seek out factual evidence pertaining to the report through statements, recordings or any other means (e.g. forensics). Depending on what the report pertains, this process varies in time length, it can be anywhere between 2 days and up to 2 weeks before they've concluded their investigation. An Internal Affairs Supervisor and/or Internal Affairs Command will monitor the investigation thoroughly and give guidance to investigators should they need it.
  • Once the investigation has been concluded, the investigators will give their recommended conclusion to an Internal Affairs Supervisor and/or Command and they will conclude the report. An e-mail will be sent to your e-mail once the report has been concluded where they will inform you of the conclusion. If the report is found sustained, then the officers it pertains will be disciplined according to LSPD policy, which should be anything from a verbal warning, written warning, suspension, wage garnishment, demotion to a dishonorable discharge.
  • The Los Santos Police Department will also offer compensation if certain specific allegations are found sustained, e.g. wrongful convictions/imprisonments or citations. This compensation will cover any fines that you had to pay, plus for any other expenses (or lost thereof).
Mediation Program and Alternative Complaint Resolution Process
Some complaints are eligible to be resolved through Mediation or the Alternative Complaint Resolution (ACR) process rather than the traditional, fact-finding investigation. These alternative complaint procedures, which take place in an informal setting, were developed to resolve complaints through dialogue and with the intent to strengthen relations between the community and the LSPD

For the ACR process, the parties meet to resolve the complaint through a discussion. The conversation is facilitated by an LSPD supervisor, and the ACR process is also confidential.

E-mail the form to the Internal Affairs e-mail account linked below:
(( PM the report via the forums to : ))
INTERNAL AFFAIRS GROUP (CLICK HERE)

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TITLE OF YOUR REPORT
[IC/OOC Report] Officer Firstname Lastname
REPORT FORMAT

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[b]IMPORTANT NOTICE:[/b]
[size=85][color=#BF0000]By submitting this form you hereby agree to have read and understood the information regarding Internal Affairs reports posted on the Los Santos Police Department website when obtaining this form. If you have not fully read and understood the information therein do not submit this form until that has been done. (( If this is an OOC report please place OOC brackets "(( ))" around information that is OOC. ))[/color][/size]
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[center][size=150][b]COMPLAINANT DETAILS[/b][/size][/center]
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[b]Name:[/b] Your name here
[b]Organization & Position (if applicable):[/b] Organization, Position
[b]Phone Number:[/b] (209) ###-####
[b](( Eclipse RP Forum Name: [/b] Forum Name Here   ))[/list]
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[center][size=150][b]OFFICER(S) DETAILS[/b][/size][/center]
[list=none]OFFICER #1
[b]Name:[/b] First Last (If applicable)
[b]Badge Number:[/b] #### 
[b]Officer Description if Name is Unknown:[/b] 
Insert a detailed description of all parties involved if their names should be unknown. Facial features, clothing, uniform features, vehicle(s) driven etcetera.[/list]


[list=none]OFFICER #2
[b]Name:[/b] First Last (If applicable)
[b]Badge Number:[/b] #### 
[b]Officer Description if Name is Unknown:[/b] 
Insert a detailed description of all parties involved if their names should be unknown. Facial features, clothing, uniform features, vehicle(s) driven etcetera.[/list]


[list=none]OFFICER #3
[b]Name:[/b] First Last (If applicable)
[b]Badge Number:[/b] #### 
[b]Officer Description if Name is Unknown:[/b] 
Insert a detailed description of all parties involved if their names should be unknown. Facial features, clothing, uniform features, vehicle(s) driven etcetera.[/list][/divbox]

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[center][size=150][b]INCIDENT DETAILS[/b][/size][/center]
[b]Date and time of reported incident:[/b] MM/DD/YYYY 00:00 PM/AM ((Timezone))
[b]Location of Reported Incident:[/b] LOCATION

[b]Give a detailed description of what occurred from beginning to end of the incident from your point of view:[/b] 

ANSWER HERE

[b]Additional Information:[/b] 

ANSWER HERE

[b]Attach all evidence below ((and include how it is attached IC)):[/b] 

ANSWER HERE

[b]((Place OOC Evidence such as OOC recordings, chatlogs, or screenshots below)):[/b] 

ANSWER HERE

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[divbox=white][size=150][b]AGREEMENT[/b][/size]
[size=85][color=#BF0000]By filing in this report you hereby agree that all information and descriptions provided are truthful. You agree that all evidence provided to support your allegations are truthful and haven't been manipulated. You agree that deliberately providing Internal Affairs with false information may lead to criminal charges such as GM-15 Obstruction of Justice and/or GM-13 Giving False Information to a Police Officer. 

(( You agree that all information and evidence used within the In Character sections are entirely In Character and hasn't been obtained using Out of Character means. You also agree that all names of officers provided must've been given to you through In Character Means. ))[/color][/size]

[b]SIGNATURE:[/b] [i][font=Bradley Hand ITC] FIRST LASTNAME [/font][/i][/divbox]
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Re: Internal Affairs Report Information and Form

Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:42 am

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:
By submitting this form you hereby agree to have read and understood the information regarding Internal Affairs reports posted on the Los Santos Police Department website when obtaining this form. If you have not fully read and understood the information therein do not submit this form until that has been done. (( If this is an OOC report please place OOC brackets "(( ))" around information that is OOC. ))
COMPLAINANT DETAILS
  • Name: Your name here
    Organization & Position (if applicable): Organization, Position
    Phone Number: (209) ###-####
    (( Eclipse RP Forum Name: Forum Name Here ))
OFFICER(S) DETAILS
  • OFFICER #1
    Name: First Last (If applicable)
    Badge Number: ####
    Officer Description if Name is Unknown:
    Insert a detailed description of all parties involved if their names should be unknown. Facial features, clothing, uniform features, vehicle(s) driven etcetera.
  • OFFICER #2
    Name: First Last (If applicable)
    Badge Number: ####
    Officer Description if Name is Unknown:
    Insert a detailed description of all parties involved if their names should be unknown. Facial features, clothing, uniform features, vehicle(s) driven etcetera.
  • OFFICER #3
    Name: First Last (If applicable)
    Badge Number: ####
    Officer Description if Name is Unknown:
    Insert a detailed description of all parties involved if their names should be unknown. Facial features, clothing, uniform features, vehicle(s) driven etcetera.
INCIDENT DETAILS
Date and time of reported incident: MM/DD/YYYY 00:00 PM/AM ((Timezone))
Location of Reported Incident: LOCATION

Give a detailed description of what occurred from beginning to end of the incident from your point of view:

Additional Information: *

Attach all evidence below ((and include how it is attached IC)):

((Place OOC Evidence such as OOC recordings, chatlogs, or screenshots below)):
AGREEMENT
By filing in this report you hereby agree that all information and descriptions provided are truthful. You agree that all evidence provided to support your allegations are truthful and haven't been manipulated. You agree that deliberately providing Internal Affairs with false information may lead to criminal charges such as GM-15 Obstruction of Justice and/or GM-13 Giving False Information to a Police Officer.

(( You agree that all information and evidence used within the In Character sections are entirely In Character and hasn't been obtained using Out of Character means. You also agree that all names of officers provided must've been given to you through In Character Means. ))


SIGNATURE: FIRST LASTNAME
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