2.52.165: INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS:
Internal investigations regarding allegations of misconduct of sworn police officers or other employees of the Elgin Police Department shall be conducted by an independent outside person or entity retained by the city for any of the following types of matters: use of force; breach of civil rights; discrimination; criminal misconduct; incidents where a police officer or a citizen sustain a serious injury or death; or any other formal investigations defined as any matter that may be the basis for filing charges seeking removal, discharge or suspension in excess of three (3) days.  The outside person or entity retained by the city to conduct such internal investigations shall simultaneously issue written findings in a report to the chief of police, the mayor and members of the city council on any such investigation.  All city officers and employees are required to cooperate in such investigations conducted by such an outside person or entity.  Any outside person or entity retained by the city to conduct such an internal investigation shall not be a current or former member of law enforcement or related to a current or former member of law enforcement.  For the purposes of this section, related to a current or former member of law enforcement shall mean currently working within the same firm or company with a current or former member of law enforcement or having a member of such person's family as a current or former member of law enforcement.  For the purposes of this section, members of such person's family shall be defined to mean such person's spouse, fiancé, children, parents, siblings, in-law parents or in-law siblings. (Ord. G24-20 § 3, 2020)