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Dallas County Sheriff

VI. Complaints


  1. Any person may file a complaint with the Sheriff=s Department if they feel that they have been stopped, detained, or searched based solely on a racial-based profile.
  2. No person will be discouraged, intimidated, or coerced from filing such a complaint, or discriminated against because they have filed such a complaint.
  3. Any Sheriff=s Department personnel contacted by a person who wishes to file such a complaint will immediately contact a supervisor who will respond to the scene. The Supervisor shall advise the complainant of the complaint process procedures and document the complaint. All complaints will be forwarded to the Division Commander who will review and process the complaint in accordance with Chapter 4.9 of the Sheriff=s Department=s General Orders Manual.
  4. All complaints of racial-based profiling, upon conclusion of an investigation will be forwarded to the Sheriff and will contain the findings of the investigation and, if necessary, suggestions for disciplinary action, or changes in policy, training, or tactics.
  5. Dependent on the findings of each complaint as well as the specific factors involved, corrective measures will be taken to remedy violations of this policy. Corrective measures may include but are not limited to, training, counseling, policy review, and discipline up to and including termination of employment.
  6. On an annual basis, the Internal Affairs Division will compile a statistical summary of all racial-based profiling complaints which will include the findings as to whether each case was sustained, not sustained, or exonerated. Supplemental statistical data may be obtained from a variety of sources to include Communications CAD system, MDC logs and inquiries, and activity reports.
Racial Profiling Policy
  PURPOSE and POLICY
I. DEFINITIONS
II. RESTRICTIONS FOR DEPUTY INITIATED LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTACT
III DOCUMENTATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS
IV. INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED
V. DOCUMENTATION OF PEDESTRIAN STOPS
VI. COMPLAINTS
VII. TRAINING
VIII. PUBLIC EDUCATION