UW Police

2016 Year-End Recap of Internal Affairs Investigations

View .pdf copy of this report here: OPST 2016 Internal Affairs Investigations Summary

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

POLICE DEPARTMENT

 2016 YEAR-END RECAP OF

INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATIONS

 

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND TRAINING

 

The Office of Professional Standards and Training for the University of Washington Police Department accepts, assigns, tracks and investigates 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, a commanding officer of the employee conducts or assigns to a supervisor the conduction of an investigation into the alleged misconduct.  The Office of Professional Standards and Training conducts investigations of serious misconduct and those that are complex in nature.

The Office of Professional Standards and Training is managed by Major Steve Rittereiser, who reports directly to the Chief of Police, and conducts internal affairs investigations.  Contact information for Major Rittereiser is opst@uw.edu.

2016 INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATIONS

External Complaints

Citizen Complaints 2
Sustained 0
Not Sustained 1
Unfounded 1
Exonerated 0
Complaints on Discriminatory Practices 0

 

Internal Complaints

Internal Investigations 2
Sustained 0
Not Sustained 1
Unfounded 1
Exonerated 0

Note:  The two complaints received ultimately turned into two internal investigations.

Total for the calendar year was two.