What's New in OPA

2017 Annual Report 

The Office of Police Accountability (OPA) has released its 2017 Annual Report, which includes analysis on contacts received, investigations, findings, discipline, and other 2017 data. It also discusses OPA’s current staffing and the changes brought about by the police accountability legislation.

Highlights from the report include:

· The OPA was contacted 1,325 times in 2017, down almost 14% from 2016.
· Thirty-four percent of contacts led to an investigation in 2017, which is a 16% increase from 2016.
· Professionalism was the most common allegation received by the OPA in 2017.
· The OPA completed a total of 357 investigations in 2017, of which 18% received a sustained finding.
· All investigations of cases involving sustained findings were completed in sufficient time for discipline to be imposed.