Chapter 21 POLICE*
Section 21-50 Internal affairs procedures; police officer rights.
(a) The city manager shall cause police
department rules and regulations to be established
that provide for internal affairs investigations. These rules and regulations must be consistent
with the provisions of this article and chapter 19.
(b) Police officers under investigation
shall have the following rights in connection with
internal affairs investigations:
(1) The police officer may provide
a written or oral statement to an investigator before
investigative findings are made.
(2) The police officer may have an
attorney or Columbia Police Officer Association
representative present during the officers interview to observe the interview.
(3) When practicable, a police officer
interview shall be conducted during the officers
normal working hours.
(4) The police officer may record
the officers interview or obtain a copy of any recording of
the interview made by the city.
(Ord. No. 20331, § 1, 7-20-09)
Editor's Note: The authority of the Citzens Police Review Board to review appeals from
police chief's decisions on alleged police misconduct shall only apply to decisions made by the
police chief after January 1, 2010.
(Ord. 20331, Added, 07/20/2009)