The Commission examined the qualifications, training, and supervision of the Department Advocates and evaluated how disciplinary cases were prosecuted, including the preparation and presentation of cases in the Department's trial rooms and at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).
In this study, the Commission evaluated the effectiveness of non-IAB groups, both at the headquarters level and at the command and borough levels, in proactively identifying and deterring misconduct and corruption.
This survey involved the interview of 40 former Internal Affairs Bureau members. The study revealed that most investigators found their IAB experience to be positive and that they believed IAB conducted high quality investigations.
This report details its activities for the past year. The annual report also includes follow-up reviews of recommendations made in Commission studies, including the Department's ongoing handling of off-duty misconduct cases and discipline of officers who have made false official statements.
In this report, the Commission analyzed the Department's Applicant Processing Division's ("APD") background investigation process and compared various statistics compiled and supplied by the Department regarding the academic and disciplinary performances of the prior six Police Academy classes.
This study examined the effectiveness of IAB's own internal quality control procedures. The Commission found that the Investigative Review Unit effectively reviewed closed cases but could enhance its function by providing more explanations in its written review of investigations.