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Racial Profiling Policy
Racial Profiling complaints are made in accordance with Senate Bill 1074, the ECISD Police Department shall: “accept complaints from any person who believes he or she has been stopped or searched based on racial, ethnic or national origin profiling .No person shall be discouraged, intimidated or coerced from filing a complaint, nor discriminated against because he or she filed such complaint.”
The Complaint Investigation Process
It is the policy of the ECISD Police Department to courteously receive and to investigate complaints concerning its employees. A person who desires to make a complaint may contact an on duty Supervisor or the Internal Affairs Investigator.
Persons who desire to make a complaint must understand the importance of submitting their complaint in writing with their signature affixed. (The Texas Government Code, Section 614.022, provides that all complaints to be considered on law enforcement officers must be in writing and signed by the person making the complaint.)
A person refusing to make a written complaint or who makes an anonymous complaint does not necessarily prevent an investigation from being initiated on the facts provided, but does cause the matter to be more difficult to process to an effective conclusion.The purpose of the investigation is to seek out the facts in a particular situation and to ascertain the truth. Allegations contained in a formal complaint investigation may have one of four outcomes:
1. Exonerated- The allegation is true, but is was lawful and proper.
2. Not-Sustained-There is insufficient evidence to prove or disprove the allegation.
3. Sustained- There is sufficient evidence to conclude the allegation occurred.
4. Unfounded- Evidence does not support the allegation.
At the conclusion of an investigation conducted by the Internal Affairs Division or a Department Supervisor, the report will be forwarded to the Chief of Police, who will take appropriate action, if any.
At the final conclusion of the complaint investigation, the complainant and the employee will be given written notification of the outcome.
Officer Rick Henegar