IAG Support Section304 South Broadway, Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Support Section reports directly to the Commanding Officer, IAG, and is comprised of eight distinct entities that administratively support IAG investigative divisions as well as the offices of PSB and IAG. The eight Support Section entities are the Administrative Records Section, Review and Evaluation Section, Complaint Classifications Unit, Analytical Audit Unit, Projects Unit, Training Unit, Personnel Management, and Consent Decree Liaison.
Administrative Records Section
Administrative Records Section (ARS) is led by a Chief Clerk Police II. The primary responsibility of the ARS is the intake and file management of all complaint investigations. Other duties and responsibilities include the assignment of Complaint Form numbers (CF Nos.), tracking of all complaint investigations, and ensuring due diligence with regard to administrative and criminal statute dates. Additionally, ARS responds to discovery requests, prepares statistical reports, and ensures appropriate records retention.
Review and Evaluation Section
Review and Evaluation Section (R&E) is led by a Detective III. Employees assigned to R&E are tenured supervisors who usually have years of IAG experience. They are the "go-to" people of IAG, and are available to answer questions regarding complaint investigations, or provide specialized training. Review and Evaluation Section has three major functions. Its primary mission is to review all complaint investigations to ensure accuracy and compliance with Department disciplinary standards prior to presentation to the Chief of Police. Secondly, R&E conducts random audits of closed complaints to ensure investigations are accurately portrayed in written form as compared with the investigation and audiotaped interviews. A third major function of R&E is to research, analyze, and report findings of a review of a complaint when a special request is made by a command or staff officer. Other functions of R&E are to keep track of all IAG search warrant information, and to keep track of records of criminal investigations requiring presentation to the District Attorney’s Office.
Complaint Classifications Unit
The Complaint Classifications Unit (CCU) is led by a Detective III, and it is composed of two subsections: administrative and investigative. The administrative side of CCU is comprised of the Classifications Officer, the Correspondence Officer, and the xxxx Officer. The Classifications Officer examines all incoming complaint forms before a complaint form number is issued, and decides where that particular case should be investigated. Each complaint is assigned to an investigative section either within IAG or at a geographic area. The Correspondence Officer reviews all incoming correspondence to determine if a complaint form should be completed based upon current Department policy.
The investigative side of CCU is composed of IAG investigators who handle less serious complaints that do not require extensive, time consuming investigations. Their job is to quickly review a complaint, conduct the necessary interviews and gather evidence, and close the complaints in a minimal amount of time. The investigative side of CCU investigate and close several, smaller cases per week, thereby freeing other investigators to handle more complex, time-consuming cases.
Analytical Audit Unit
The Analytical Audit Unit (AAU) is led by a Senior Management Analyst I. Several functions are performed within the AAU, including timekeeping for IAG personnel, computer database auditing, TEAMS input and auditing, and statistical reporting in response to requests from all sources including the Consent Decree Monitor, command and staff officers, the Police Commission and City Hall.
The Projects Unit is led by a Sergeant II and handles all the projects assigned within and without IAG. These projects include requests by the Office of the Inspector General to review complaint investigation, compose response correspondences on behalf of the Chief of Police, coordinate large functions and special IAG events, and other duties as directed. The coordination of the IAG fleet occurs in the Projects Unit, as does the coordination of deployment schedules throughout PSB.
The Training Unit is led by a Sergeant II and conducts training for investigators within IAG as well as Department personnel in various schools. Internal Affairs Group conducts IAG-related training in the Watch Commanders School, Detective Supervisors School, and the Recruit Training Curriculum. In addition, the Training Unit conducts training for command and staff officers, area supervisors meetings, various divisional roll calls, and whenever a request is made known. Also, the Training Unit coordinates and conducts the four quarterly training days held each year for the entire Professional Standards Bureau.
Personnel Management consists of a Senior Management Analyst I, who is responsible for keeping track of IAG personnel and loanees within IAG. Per Department policy, IAG personnel have limited tours within the various sections, and the Personnel Manager must keep tabs on every employee assigned to IAG. In addition, the IAG loanee program is coordinated by the Personnel Manager. Any personnel-related issues within IAG are passed through the Personnel Manager.
Consent Decree Liaison
The Consent Decree Liaison (CDL) is normally represented by a Sergeant II, and sometimes by two Sergeants II. The CDL analyzes and fulfills requests from any source related to the Consent Decree, particularly from the Consent Decree Monitor, the Office of the Inspector General, the Police Commission and other sources. The CDL also monitors IAG compliance with the Consent Decree and ensures IAG personnel are following and abiding by the mandates of the Consent Decree.