Report 2018-106 Recommendation 13 Responses
Report 2018-106: Correctional Officer Health and Safety: Some State and County Correctional Facilities Could Better Protect Their Officers From the Health Risks of Certain Inmate Attacks (Release Date: September 2018)
Recommendation #13 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
To ensure that it properly investigates gassing attacks and refers cases for prosecution, CIM should separate its evaluation of officers' use of force from the investigation process it uses to refer cases to the district attorney.
6-Month Agency Response
CIM revised its local operating procedure to include the recommendations as noted below by section:
1.COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE (Section G)Evidence collection and laboratory testing shall be collected and submitted timely, per the San Bernardino District Attorney's office local Memorandum of Understanding and California Penal Code 801. CIM's goal is to complete the investigations within 30 days, however, CIM shall complete the investigations within 3 years per California PC 801.
- Completion Date: December 2018
- Response Date: March 2019
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
CIM's revised local operating procedure indicates that gassing attacks shall be investigated independently of any use of force review.
60-Day Agency Response
CIM's revised its local operating procedure to include the recommendations as noted below by section:
1. STAFF ASSAULT REVIEW COMMITTEE (Section F) The Staff Assault Review Committee (SARC) shall be conducted by the Institutional Executive Review Committee (IERC) members independent of the Use of Force reviews.
- Estimated Completion Date: 12/01/18
- Response Date: November 2018
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented
All Recommendations in 2018-106
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.