The Office of the Chief
Investigator (OCI) serves as the investigative staff for the Detroit Board of
Police Commissioners (BPC). The OCI
is responsible for the investigation and resolution of complaints against the
Detroit Police Department and its personnel.
have a right to file a complaint against Detroit Police Department personnel by:
All citizen complaints are
forwarded to the OCI for investigation.
You will receive notification of your complaint number, and the name of
your assigned investigator. If OCI
determines criminality in the complaint, the case will be forwarded to the
Internal Affairs Division (IAD) for investigation.
Periodically, you will receive information on the status of your
complaint, until it is completed.
findings are then reviewed and approved by a member of the Board of Police
Commissioners. After approval by
the board, the OCI will notify you in writing of the investigative findings and
whether or not non-disciplinary corrective action or disciplinary action was