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Citizen Complaint Statistics

It is the policy of the MSU Police Department that all complaints against employees or the Department received from any source, whether inside or outside the Department, inlcuding anonymous complaints, will be documented and investigated. It is the intent of the Department to:

  • Protect the employee, the community, and the Department;
  • Identify and correct inappropriate behavior;
  • Identify and remedy prodecural problems; and
  • Enhance the profession of law enforcement.

During 2017, MSU Police Department received a total of six (6) complaints-- one from a citizen with the remainder internal to the Department. There were eighteen (18) violations of misconduct filed against members of the Department included in those six (6) complaints. Of those eighteen (18) violations, seven (7) were sustained and eleven (11) were not sustained. 

2017 Summary

2017 Complaints, Violations, and Findings
  Complaints Violations Sustained Not Sustained Unfounded Exonerated Withdrawn Total
Students 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Faculty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Staff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Citizens 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 4
Internal 5 14 7 7 0 0 0 14
Totals 6 18 7 11 0 0 0 18

2016 Summary

2016 Complaints, Violations, and Findings
  Complaints Violations Sustained Not Sustained Unfounded Exonerated Withdrawn Total
Students 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 3
Faculty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Staff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Citizen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Internal 6 9 9 0 0 0 0 9
Totals 8 12 10 1 1 0 0 12

2015 Summary

2015 Complaints, Violations, and Findings
  Complaints Violations Sustained Not Sustained Unfounded Exonerated Withdrawn Total
Students 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 3
Faculty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Staff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Citizens 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Internal 7 14 14 0 0 0 0 14
Totals 9 17 15 1 1 0 0 17

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