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04.10.24 POP IPM ReportCity of BoulderApril 2024 Boulder Police Oversight Panel Meeting Independent Police Monitor’s Report 1 April 2024 Boulder Police Oversight Panel Meeting Independent Police Monitor’s Report Boulder Police Oversight Panel Full Case File Review Data Full case file review(s) completed in March 2024: 0 Full case file review(s) completed and pending BPD disposition: 0 Cases awaiting Panel Review: 9 (MI2023-034, MI2023-035, SM2024-001, MI2024-001, MI2024-002, MI2024-003, MI2024-005, MI2024-008, MI2024-009) Completed Cases since March 1, 2024 MI2023-011, MI2024-006, MI2024-007 MI2023-011 (1 of 2) Officers responded to a 911 call from a woman in a parking lot alleging that someone was trying to block in her car and had struck her with his car. The parties and a witness provided conflicting information about whether the parking lot owner struck the woman with his car; she denied injuries. The situation resolved with the woman agreeing to leave the parking lot and not park there again. The responding officer did not document the interaction in a police report, but the incident was captured on body-worn camera. Department DeterminationsPanel RecommendationsAllegations Officer 1: Sustained/One year letter of reprimand Officer 1: Sustained/One year letter of reprimand Officer 1: • Rule 1 (Compliance with Values, Rules, and General Orders)/General Order 203 Investigative Responsibility and Case Assignments--did not conduct an adequate investigation. BPD Chief: “These deficiencies have already been discussed at length with Officer [1] and also that he has taken full responsibility for his actions and has been working diligently to do better.” Officer 1 receive additional training on maintaining a neutral, open-minded demeanor during investigations to uphold the integrity and customer service value of the BPD MI2023-011 (2 of 2)Policy Recommendation Department ResponsePanel Recommendation This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. There are clearly some circumstances in which an officer/detective against whom an allegation has been made should be completely removed from an ongoing criminal investigation involving the complainant. This would usually apply if the allegation were one of serious misconduct. In other circumstances, an officer/detective might still be utilized to conduct follow-up, but a different officer selected to communicate with the complainant if that is a friction point. When the department receives complaints of misconduct while the criminal investigation is ongoing, that supervisors identify a strategy for completing the investigation, including determining the accused officer(s)’ further communication with the complainant and/or whether the case should be reassigned within the department. MI2024-006 In early February BPD received a 911 call regarding an intoxicated woman walking down the street with a broken bottle; the police were later directed that the woman was laying down in a driveway. BPD responded and found the woman laying down in her own driveway with ripped pants, blood on her legs and a broken bottle nearby. Officers spoke with the woman, a neighbor who lived in the building and called the paramedics on behalf of the woman. The woman alleged that the responding officers harassed her. Department DeterminationsIPM RecommendationsAllegations Officer 1: Unfounded GO120-1(8)Officer 1: Unfounded GO120-1(8) Officer 1: • Rule 4 (Respect for Others) harassed [the woman]. Officer 2: Unfounded GO120-1(8)Officer 2: Unfounded GO120-1(8) Officer 2: • Rule 4 (Respect for Others) harassed [the woman]. MI2024-007 Officer 1 pulled over the Complainant/witness (CW) and issued her a speeding ticket. The CW objected that she was going 68 mph in what she thought was a 60 mph zone. By her own description, the CW admitted that she drove at least 8 mph over the speed limit. The CW alleged that pulling her over and issuing her a speeding ticket was harassment. Department DeterminationsIPM RecommendationsAllegations Officer 1: Unfounded GO120-1(8)Officer 1: Unfounded GO120-1(8) Officer 1: • Rule 4 (Respect for Others) harassed [the CW] by pulling over her vehicle and issuing her a speeding ticket. March 2024 Boulder Police Oversight Panel Meeting Independent Police Monitor’s Report: Case Statistics March 2024 Monthly Case Statistics Number of complaints that IPM classified: 13 Misconduct: 8 (MI2024-011 – MI2024-018) Serious Misconduct: 1 (SM2024-002) Community Inquiries: 2 Community Feedback: 2 Conflict Facilitation Process: 0 Interviews IPM observed: 6 Critical Incident Scene response: 0 BPD investigations IPM deemed thorough and complete: 3 (MI2023-028, MI2023-034, MI2024-001) Case investigations BPD closed: 3 (MI2023-011, MI2024-006, MI2024-007) March 2024 Boulder Police Oversight Panel Meeting Independent Police Monitor’s Report: Docket Open Docket As of April 1, 2024, open IPM-BPOP docket: 21 Classified Cases: 21 Pending IPM Classification: 0 2023 Open Cases: (x5) MI2023-018, IPM deemed investigation thorough and complete in February 2024; pending Chief’s final determinations MI2023-028, IPM deemed thorough and complete in March 2024; pending Chief’s final determinations MI2023-033, accused officer returned from extended leave in March 2024; interview pending MI2023-034, IPM deemed investigation thorough and complete in March 2024; pending Chief’s final determinations MI2023-035, IPM returned to BPD for additional investigative steps Update: December 17, 2023, Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Boulder County District Attorney determined no charges appropriate for December’s fatal officer-involved shooting. The BPD expects to have the file uploaded, organized and shared for BPD and the IPM to hold the Force Review Panel in the upcoming weeks. The IPM will keep the Panel apprised of developments and timelines for review. December 2023 Boulder Police Oversight Panel Meeting Independent Police Monitor’s Report March 2024 Boulder Police Oversight Panel Meeting Independent Police Monitor’s Report: Community Engagement Attended multiple events hosted by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and also an event at the University of Colorado Center for Race, Media and Technology. Continuing collaboration with the Center for People With Disabilities.