Advertisement

Archive for Monday, May 21, 2012

Complaints against Lawrence police 2011

May 21, 2012

Advertisement

2011 complaints

• A citizen reported that an officer acted inappropriately while handling a conflict among several individuals. The investigation revealed the officer used some terminology that could easily be taken as unprofessional or rude. The complaint was sustained.

• An officer engaged in a vehicle pursuit which reached high speeds in the downtown area. The violation which initiated the call and pursuit did not warrant the speeds driven by the officer. The complaint was sustained.

• A citizen reported that an officer failed to properly investigate a battery. Investigation revealed that the case was properly documented and investigated to the extent possible. The officer was exonerated.

• A citizen reported that the citizen was not treated fairly and officers did not properly investigate a dispute the citizen had with other another group. The original allegations were not sustained, but investigation revealed that an officer failed to document the name of one of the parties involved. The complaint was not sustained.

• A citizen reported officers did not adequately respond to and handle a domestic dispute. Investigation revealed that the officer should have completed an offense report in relation to this call, but failed to do so. The complaint was sustained.

• Contrary to policy, an officer did not cooperate with an investigation regarding work performance. The complaint was sustained.

• A citizen observed an officer ride a police bicycle contrary to the traffic code without an emergency reason to do so. Investigation revealed the citizen’s allegations were correct. The complaint was sustained.

• A citizen complained that officers did not have a valid reason for contacting the citizen. Investigation revealed the officers properly responded to the reported disturbance and the contact was appropriate. The officers were exonerated.

• An investigation into the interaction between two officers revealed unprofessional conduct.The complaint was sustained.

• A citizen reported that an officer stopped the citizen based upon the citizen’s race/ethnicity. Investigation revealed no racial motivation for the officer’s decision to stop or to cite the citizen. The officer was exonerated.

• A citizen reported that, without cause to do so, an officer punched the citizen in the face during an arrest. Investigation revealed there was no basis for the allegation. The officer was exonerated.

• An officer was rude and used profanity in anger toward another officer. The complaint was sustained.

• An officer failed to properly document and initiate an investigation during a disturbance call. The complaint was sustained.

• A citizen reported that an officer was rude and condescending to the citizen during a disturbance call. The complaint was sustained.

• A citizen complained that an officer was rude and unprofessional during a suspicious activity call. The complaint was sustained.

• A civilian employee failed to inform the department of a matter that policy required them to do so. The complaint was sustained.

• An officer was unprofessional and sarcastic during a call for service. The complaint was sustained.

• An anonymous complaint led to the investigation of officers for violation of the department’s gratuituy and solicitation policy. The complaint was sustained.

• An allegation was received that an officer was unprofessional during a vehicle stop and subsequent citizen contact. The complaint was not sustained.

• A citizen reported that their child was taken into custody without just cause during an investigation. The complaint was dismissed.

• A citizen reported that officers entered the citizen’s home and made an unlawful arrest. The arrest was determined to be lawful. The officers were exonerated.

• A citizen reported that an officer was rude during a call. The officer was exonerated.

• After the court action, a citizen reported that officers coerced her daughter into confessing to a crime. The officers were exonerated.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.