Detroit Police Revamp Internal Affairs Procedures After Review

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Police officials have changed the way internal affairs investigations are handled after a recent review uncovered supervisor negligence and a backlog of cases, The Detroit News reports.

During the review, which began in January, discipline cases and complaints against officers were found to have languished for as long as four years without being investigated. In some cases, supervisors didn’t check the backgrounds of officers who were accused of wrongdoing, police officials said. Among the changes: Discipline cases must be adjudicated within a year of the launch of an internal investigation.

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