The investigation section inquires into cases involving non-law enforcement employees and law enforcement cases when allegations of misconduct are received in the office. When complaints are made against law enforcement officers for alleged misconduct, the Inspector General (IG) investigators are required to comply with the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights (F.S. 112.532-112.534), the Firefighter Bill of Rights (F.S. 112.82-112.84), and, in some cases, the Police Benevolent Association Union Contract, or the Florida State Fire Service Agreement. By law, law enforcement cases are considered confidential until an investigative report is published or disciplinary action occurs, whichever is later.
Some of the complaints received by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) do not rise to the level of an IG investigation. These complaints are referred to division management for appropriate action and monitored by the OIG. Conversely, management support cases are opened by the OIG when division management requests assistance.
Some complaints do not contain sufficient information to warrant opening an investigation. The Investigations Section will then open a preliminary investigation to do some fact gathering to help the OIG determine whether the issue necessitates an investigation, referred to management or be closed out.
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