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									                                                  OIM STATUS REPORT ON SUSTAINED CASES (DENVER SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT)

OIM Quarter2 Progress Report of Sustained Cases (DSD)
                                    TABLE 1 ALLEGATION FINDINGS BY MONTH
                                                                                                                  Total
                                    Month/Year      Sustained     Percent     Not Sustained       Percent      Allegations
                                    April-06            6          14.0%             37            86.0%           43
                                    May-06              11         23.9%             35            76.1%           46
                                    June-06             8          19.0%             34            81.0%           42


This report, provided on a quarterly basis, provides descriptive information on sustained cases including
the number of officers involved, rank, complaint type, incident summary, finding, and discipline types
for cases closed by the end of each month.



A total of 20 internal affairs cases were closed by the DSD during the 2nd quarter of 2006 which contained at least one sustained finding.


This report also contains information on the status of appeals to the Career Service Authority (CSA).
Oral and Written Reprimands, Command Counseling and Service Complaints are not appealable to the CSA.




                                                                                                                                                                 Days                     Subsequent   Related
Subject     Rank      Complaint     Incident Summary                                                                         Finding         Discipline          Suspended   OIM Notes    History      Civil/Criminal

April 2006 Cases
            Deputy    Improper      Deputy was involved in an off-duty argument regarding a traffic incident. The Deputy
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct       was rude and inappropriately identified himself as a Deputy Sheriff.                     Sustained       Written Reprimand               OIM Review
            Deputy    Improper
Subject-1   Sheriff   Procedure     Deputy allowed an inmate to escape from a Hospital emergency room.                       Sustained       Cautionary Letter               OIM Review
            Deputy    Service
Subject-1   Sheriff   Complaint     Deputy sent a mass email to all Departmental employees without authorization.            Sustained       Counseled                       OIM Review



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                                                                                                                                                   Days                     Subsequent   Related
Subject     Rank      Complaint   Incident Summary                                                                       Finding     Discipline    Suspended   OIM Notes    History      Civil/Criminal

May 2006 Cases
                                  Deputy conducted an unauthorized civil standby and refused to identify himself upon
            Deputy    Improper    request. Deputy contacted a witness after being ordered not to do so and made false
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct     statements to Internal Affairs.                                                        Sustained   Resignation               OIM Review
            Deputy    Improper
Subject-1   Sheriff   Procedure   Deputy misplaced a set of jail keys requiring a lockdown and search of the facility.   Sustained   Suspension    5 Days      OIM Review
            Deputy    Improper
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct     Deputy failed to secure a firearm in the garage of a secured facility.                 Sustained   Suspension    1 Day       OIM Review




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                                                                                                                                                             Days                     Subsequent         Related
Subject     Rank      Complaint   Incident Summary                                                                        Finding       Discipline           Suspended   OIM Notes    History            Civil/Criminal
            Deputy    Service
Subject-1   Sheriff   Complaint   A DSD deputy was discourteous to an inmate.                                             Sustained     Counseled                        OIM Review
                                  Deputies were playing cards on duty and failed to properly secure a jail door. The
            Deputy    Improper    Deputies made false statements to Internal Affairs and Department Command Staff.                                                                    CSA Appeal filed
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct     Prior violations for untruthfulness had been sustained.                                 Sustained     Termination                      OIM Review   and pending
            Deputy    Improper                                                                                                                                                        CSA Appeal filed
Subject-2   Sheriff   Procedure                                                                                           Sustained     Suspension           45 Days     OIM Review   and pending


            Deputy    Improper
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct     Deputy failed to qualify with his firearm for the 3rd quarter of 2005.                  Sustained     Suspension           1 Day       OIM Review
            Deputy    Improper    Deputy used was rude and used profanity to a civilian while off-duty, but wearing a DSD
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct     uniform.                                                                                Sustained     Counseled                        OIM Review
            Deputy    Service
Subject-1   Sheriff   Complaint   Deputy was rude to an inmate.                                                           Sustained     Resolved/Debriefed               OIM Review
            Deputy    Improper
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct     Deputy made rude comments that an provoked inmate to resist.                            Sustained     Cautionary Letter                OIM Review
            Deputy    Improper
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct     Deputy mistakenly placed a female juvenile into a holding cell with male juveniles.     Sustained     Cautionary Letter                OIM Review
June 2006 Cases
            Deputy    Law         Deputy was convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol (off-duty) which involved
Subject-1   Sheriff   Violation   a collision with a traffic barrier.                                                       Sustained   Suspension           15 Days     Pre-Monitor Case

                    Improper      A Deputy released an inmate without adding charges as indicated by the inmate's
Subject-1   Unknown Conduct       paperwork.                                                                              Sustained     Cautionary Letter                OIM Review

                     Improper     A supervisor inappropriately confronted and challenged a deputy in front of inmates and
Subject-1   Sergeant Conduct      other employees.                                                                        Sustained     Verbal Reprimand                 OIM Review

                    Lost          An inmate's property was placed in another inmate's property envelope and the                         No discipline - No
Subject-1   Unknown Property      inmate's property was lost.                                                             Sustained     Deputy identified.
            Deputy    Improper
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct     A Deputy used profanity and was unprofessional towards an employee.                     Sustained     Written Reprimand                OIM Review


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                                                                                                                                                       Days                     Subsequent   Related
Subject     Rank      Complaint   Incident Summary                                                                    Finding      Discipline          Suspended   OIM Notes    History      Civil/Criminal

            Deputy    Improper    Deputies violated the department's computer usage policy by sending an inappropriate
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct     email through the department's email system.                                         Sustained   Verbal Reprimand
            Deputy    Improper
Subject-2   Sheriff   Conduct                                                                                         Sustained    Verbal Reprimand                OIM Review
            Deputy    Improper
Subject-1   Sheriff   Conduct     A Deputy abused FMLA leave by taking off an additional week of work.                Sustained    Written Reprimand               OIM Review




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                                                                                                        Days                    Subsequent   Related
Subject   Rank   Complaint   Incident Summary                                    Finding   Discipline   Suspended   OIM Notes   History      Civil/Criminal




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Subject   Rank   Complaint   Incident Summary                                    Finding   Discipline   Suspended   OIM Notes   History      Civil/Criminal




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Subject   Rank   Complaint   Incident Summary                                    Finding   Discipline   Suspended   OIM Notes   History      Civil/Criminal




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Subject   Rank   Complaint   Incident Summary                                    Finding   Discipline   Suspended   OIM Notes   History      Civil/Criminal




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OIM Quarterly Progress Report of New Cases (DSD)

As shown in Table 2, there         TABLE 2. NEW CASES RECEIVED BY MONTH (2006)
were 37 new complaint cases        Month                Frequency    Percentage
received in April compared to      April                    37             42.0%
24 in May and 27 in June.          May                      24             27.3%
The most common allegation         June                     27             30.7%
received across all three months     TOTAL                  88         100.0%
was improper conduct. Service
complaints was the second
most common allegation against
DSD while excessive force was      TABLE 3. NEW ALLEGATIONS BY MONTH (2006)
the least common allegation.                                       Month
                                   Allegations             April           May     June
                                   Excessive Force          0                1      0
                                   Improper Conduct         28              24     23
                                   Improper Procedure       1                1      0
                                   Law Violation            1                1      1
                                   Lost Property            8                4      2
                                   Service Complaint        10               4      8
                                   Other                    0                0      1
                                     TOTAL                  48              35     35

								
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