IPR Investigations: Fair or Foul

June 16, 2014

By Daryl Turner, President PPA

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Over the past nine months, Independent Police Review (IPR) has doggedly pursued the ability to perform “meaningful” investigations of Police Bureau officers. The implication from IPR was that the Police Bureau’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD) was too biased and incapable of performing “meaningful” investigations. IPR and the City Auditor lobbied City Council for a change to the City Code to bolster IPR’s ability to investigate alleged officer misconduct. It was nothing more than a power play. Now that IPR has exercised its investigatory power, it has become clear that IPR’s investigations are not “meaningful.” Rather, their investigations are totally lacking in quality. From the begining, IPR pursued its desire for “meaningful” investigations at the expense of our members’ rights. It was only after vigorous objections by the PPA that IPR recognized our members’ constitutional rights under Garrity, which instructs that only the Police Bureau can compel our members to IPR investigations; IPR has no such power to compel. Begrudgingly, IPR watered down its desired City Code changes, resulting in a convoluted system where IAD officials compel our members to...
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