Internal Investigation Case Files

Files document investigations of police misconduct or other internal matters. Includes the same information contained in investigation case files. May also include interviews and any criminal report that results in lawsuits, including litigation and work papers. Usually filed alphabetically by name of party under investigation.


Public Safety


Police Department

Retention Period

Retain for twenty years after settlement then dispose of.

Disposition Instructions

Confidential destruction is required. Paper must be shredded, pulped, or incinerated; electronic records must be overwritten or the storage media physically destroyed. Deletion of information in computer files or on electronic storage media is not sufficient.

Last Updated: December 31, 2008