Grand Jury report urges police department to follow its procedures
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 — Based upon two unrelated complaints from citizens, the 2014-2015 Lassen County Grand Jury reviewed two cases with “overlapping similarities” involving the Susanville Police Department’s handling of cases involving the death of residents.
According to the grand jury report, “It is the responsibility of local law enforcement and public officials to professionally investigate accidents, suicides or suspicious deaths to determine the facts surrounding the case.”
The grand jury reviewed the police department’s death investigation policies and procedures, the timeliness of investigations, the department’s chain of command, how follow up calls are handled, how the department reaches satisfactory conclusions on investigations and how the department handles the dissemination of information to all parties involved in these investigations.
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