You will receive written notification of the Chief's findings in the following form,
For Personnel complaint findings:
- Sustained - The allegation made in the complaint was proven.
- Not Sustained - The investigation failed to prove or disprove the allegation.
- Unfounded - The investigation shows that the alleged act did not occur.
- Exonerated - The investigation shows that the alleged act did occur, but was justified, lawful and proper under the circumstances.
For Policy/Procedural findings:
In complaints against Department policy/procedures, the Chief may find the policy or procedure is either appropriate as written OR is in need of revision. Complaints sustained against policy/procedures will be sustained against the Department and not the officers involved.