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.
Three cases retained for investigation by IPR in 2022 Q1 were completed in under 180 days. One investigation remains open and under 180 days. IPR opened six cases for investigation in the second quarter of 2022 that will be added to the chart as they close or exceed 180 days.
Six cases from Q2 remain 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 rose to 111 days in 2021 Q4 then fell to 64 in 2022 Q1.
New Officer-Involved Shootings and In-Custody Deaths
There was one officer-involved shooting during the second quarter of 2022.
Matthew R. Leahey was shot on May 6th, 2022 after a traffic stop resulted in exchanging gunfire. Leahey was charged with Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Updates and Publications
- IPR updated online dashboards about Complaints and Allegations .
- IPR published its 2021 Annual Report and a Policy Review on the Police Bureau’s response to domestic violence.