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.
Retain for twenty years after settlement then dispose of.
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