Internal Affairs Annual Report
During calendar year 2021, the Special Investigations Unit initiated nine internal affairs investigations and four preliminary inquiries based on internal and externally generated complaints for allegations against Bureau employees. These investigations involved allegations of unacceptable personal conduct as well as one alleged criminal violation.
In the above referenced matters involved thirteen employees. Twelve employees were males, and one was a female. Four of the complaints were resolved as Unfounded or Not Sustained; five of the matters were resolved as Sustained or Other Misconduct Noted with one resulting in dismissal.
Regarding the four preliminary inquiries, one involved an agent referencing a name in an affidavit; one involved missing equipment; one inquiry regarded a citizen call to notify SBI leadership that an SBI supervisor elicited information regarding tenants at a hotel unlawfully during an investigation. Lastly, one inquiry regarded notification from a citizen that an SBI supervisor was rude and needed sensitivity training. The Professional Standards Division received six reports of civil litigation.
During calendar year 2021, the Professional Standards Division received and documented twenty-eight automobile accidents involving twenty-two male Bureau employees and four female Bureau employees, with one male employee involved in two separate incidents. One report regarded an unoccupied Bureau issued vehicle.