INTERNAL AFFAIRS UNIT|
Captain Eve Thomas
800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915
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The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for the investigation of allegations
of misconduct by members of the Department, and under certain circumstances,
other employees of the City of Knoxville. The Internal Affairs Unit
also tracks complaints made to the Department to allow for research
on the various types of allegations that are made. The Unit is headed
by a unit commander and is staffed by sworn supervisory personnel and
one (1) civilian secretary. The sworn personnel are members of the National
Internal Affairs Investigators Association.
The Internal Affairs Unit accepts and investigates all aspects of officer
conduct and other selected aspects concerning the conduct of City employees
working in other branches of the government. The Unit acts upon the same
precepts and procedures as criminal investigative units of the department
and is ethically bound to be thorough, fair, and impartial.
Each complaint received by the Internal Affairs Unit is thoroughly investigated
and results in one of the following findings.
FIRST DEGREE- SUSTAINED
The allegation is supported by sufficient evidence to believe the incident
complained of occurred. Recommendation for appropriate disciplinary action
SECOND DEGREE - NOT SUSTAINED
Investigation discloses insufficient evidence either to prove or disprove
THIRD DEGREE - EXONERATED
The incident complained of occurred; however, the actions of the employee
were lawful and proper.
FOURTH DEGREE - UNFOUNDED
The investigation disclosed that the alleged act complained of never occurred
and therefore is false. (This may apply to one or all accusations against
FIFTH DEGREE - POLICY FAILURE
If the complaint investigation concludes that the allegation is true,
but the employee's actions were consistent with department policy, the
complaint will be classified as "exonerated-policy failure."
SIXTH DEGREE-PARTIALLY SUSTAINED
The incident has two (2) or more allegations and at least one (1) of the allegations is sustained.
SEVENTH DEGREE-INFRACTION NOT BASED UPON ORIGINAL COMPLAINT
A substantiated infraction not mentioned in the initial allegation was disclosed by the investigator.
PENDING - NO DISPOSITION
Complaint currently under investigation.
Investigative File only