Good morning Ms. Acero. I am the division commander for Administrative
Services, which includes our Professional Standards unit. Professional
Standards is tasked with investigating allegations of misconduct by our
personnel - sworn, (i.e., police officers), and civilian alike. I
saw your public records request for complaints against our officers, and
would like to provide some additional information.
As part of our citizens academy I make a
presentation on the entire complaint process, which includes information about
how complaints are received and investigated. I also discuss the nature
of complaints received during a sample period, the dispositions thereof,
and the levels of discipline that were imposed. State law prohibits
disclosure of certain information, but the presentation should answer most (if
not all) of your questions. I would be glad to make the same
presentation to your group, if you'd like;
with questions, it usually takes about an hour. I also invite you to
participate in our next (11-weeks) citizen's academy, which begins in the fall.
Please let me know if you're interested and
the day on which your organization meets.
Chula Vista Police Department