Thursday, August 5, 2010

Arrestee Makes False Claim Against a Police Officer

On June 21, 2010, the Overland Park Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards received a complaint from a person arrested by an Overland Park Police Officer. The complainant claimed the Officer took $1000.00 from him when he was arrested.

The accusation was investigated by the Internal Affairs Unit of the Police Department. The detectives determined the officer followed police department policies and procedures related to searching prisoners, storing prisoner property, and utilization of the officer’s audio recording equipment. The investigation clearly showed the complainant fabricated the accusation.

The case was presented to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office who charged the complainant with felony false reporting. Our police department will always investigate any complaint against our employees in a non-bias and thorough manner. This assures trust and confidence in the citizens we serve.

We also receive many compliments from citizen who appreciate the service they receive from our officers and civilian employees. The compliments far outnumber complaints.