The Settlement Agreement with the United States Department of Justice requires investigations into police misconduct be completed in 180 days. IPR has smaller goals within the 180 days for each stage of an investigation. The City fell out of compliance with this section of the Settlement Agreement in 2020. IPR’s quarterly reports will include an update on timeliness as we work to come back into compliance with this section of the Agreement.
The one case IPR retained for investigation in Q3 exceeded 180 days. The intake and investigation stages met timelines but the review and discipline stages exceeded stage goals. IPR opened three cases for investigation in the first quarter of 2022 that will be added to the chart as they close or exceed 180 days.
Case from Q4 remains open
Each stage of an investigation has its own timeliness goal. IPR is responsible for the intake investigation (14 day goal) and retains some cases for full investigation (70 day goal). The median days taken to complete a full investigation has remained at 70 for the last two quarters since the second quarter of 2021. The open investigations from 2022 Q1 will be added to this chart as they conclude.
New Officer-Involved Shootings and In-Custody Deaths
There was one fatal officer-involved shootings during the first quarter of 2022.
Joel Michael Arevalo was shot and killed on February 19th, 2022 when officers were called to a disturbance and reports of shots fired at an apartment complex.