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NACOLE Case Studies on Civilian Oversight: Office of Police Complaints   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Document: "Situated in the nation's capital, a jurisdiction with one of the earliest histories of civilian oversight of law enforcement, the Office of Police Complaints (OPC) serves as the investigation-focused agency primarily responsible for receiving, investigating, and adjudicating civilian complaints alleging misconduct by the Washington (D.C.) Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) 3,900 sworn officers and the officers of the District of Columbia Housing Authority Police Department (DCHAPD). The OPC is also authorized to direct officers who are the subject of civilian complaints to policy training or retraining; mediate and conciliate complaints; initiate audits of civilian complaints outside its investigative jurisdiction; and review and report on several elements of MPD complaints, use of force, and use of body-worn cameras. In conjunction with the five-member Police Complaints Board (PCB), the OPC produces several policy-related reports and recommendations to the mayor, D.C. Council, and the chiefs of the MPD and the DCHAPD."

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2021
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Public Domain
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United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: https://cops.usdoj.gov/
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