UW Police

2019 Year-End Recap of Internal Affairs Investigations

View .pdf copy of this report here: OPACC 2019 Internal Affairs Investigations Summary

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND TRAINING

The Professional Accountability and Community Services Division for the University of Washington Police Department accepts, assigns, tracks and investigates ALL external and internal complaints about employee misconduct.
The University of Washington Police Department thoroughly and objectively investigates all complaints against its employees and the agency in order to preserve public confidence in policing. All investigations are conducted in a fair manner in accordance with applicable department policies, standards and the law. In most cases, the commanding officer of the employee conducts or assigns to a supervisor the conduction of an investigation into the alleged misconduct. The Professional Accountability and Community Services Division/Internal Affairs Bureau conducts investigations of serious misconduct and those that are complex in nature.
The Professional Accountability and Community Services Division is managed by Deputy Chief Thomas A. Olson, who reports directly to the Chief of Police, and oversees all internal affairs investigations. Contact information for Deputy Chief Olson is olsont8@uw.edu.

 

2019 INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATIONS

External Complaints

Citizen Complaints 9
Sustained 2
Not Sustained 3
Unfounded 4
Exonerated 0
Complaints on Discriminatory Practices 0

 

Internal Complaints

Internal Investigations 16
Sustained 10
Not Sustained 5
Unfounded 0
Exonerated 0
Still Under Investigation 1