Fourteen (14) formal citizen complaints / internal affairs investigations were conducted in 2012. Twelve (12) were citizen complaints and two (2) were internal investigations. Seven (7) of the investigations named multiple officers/staff members. A total of nineteen (19) different officers/staff members were named in the complaints / investigations. Three officers were each named in two complaints. All other officers/employees were named in only one personnel complaint.
Of the fourteen (14) formal personnel complaints:
|# of Employees Involved||# of Allegations||Finding||# of Occurrences|
|1||2||Unfounded and Unfounded (Exonerated)||1|
|1||2||Not Sustained and Unfounded||1|
|1||3||Not Sustained and 2 Unfounded||1|
|2||2||Not Sustained and Unfounded (Exonerated)||1|
|2||2||Unfounded (for both)||1|
|2||2||Not Sustained (for Both)||1|
|2||2||Partially Sustained (both counseled)||1|
|2||3||Unfounded (for both) and Not Sustained (1) (1 counseled)||1|
|3||4||Not Sustained (1) and Unfounded (3)||1|
In the two (2) investigations that were “Partially Sustained”, all three employees were counseled. No formal discipline was issued.
Sustained = the allegation is supported by sufficient proof.
Not Sustained = the evidence is not sufficient to prove or disprove the allegation.
Unfounded = the allegation is false or otherwise not based on valid facts.
Exonerated = the incident that occurred or was complained against was lawful and proper.
Allegations raised in the complaints / investigations are as follows:
|Type of Violation/Allegation||Number of Complaints|
|Abuse of Force||3|
|Improper/Unprofessional Conduct and Abuse of Force||4|
|Unprofessional Conduct and Policy Violation||1|
The two biggest concerns of citizens filing personnel complaints is the perception that officers are conducting themselves in an improper or unprofessional manner (6 = 43%) or/and officers are using excessive force (3=21%). It is important to note that there were four (4) citizen complaints where unprofessional conduct and excessive force were both included.
A review of the complainants indicates that:
- 4 of the complainants were White males (33.3% )
- 3 of the complainants were White females (25%)
- 1 of the complainants was an African-American male (8.3%)
- 1 of the complainants was an African-American female (8.3%)
- 1 of the complainants was a Hispanic male (8.3%)
- 1 of the complainants was a Hispanic female (8.3%)
- 1 of the complainants was an Asian female (8.3%)
Minorities filed four (41.6%) of the personnel complaints. The minority population base of the Oshkosh area is approximately 5%.
A review of the complaints by Shift / Work Group indicates that:
- 3 of the complaints involved First Shift Officers
- 9 of the complaints involved Second Shift Officers
- 5 of the complaints involved Third Shift/overlap Officers
- 2 of the complaints involved Detectives or Police School Liaison Officers
- 0 of the complaints involved Civilian Employees