Results of the investigation will be classified in one of the following categories:
- Unfounded (explanation)- The investigation conclusively showed the incident complained of did not occur, or that the individual named in the complaint was not involved.
- Exonerated (explanation) - The incident complained about did occur, but was justified, lawful and proper.
- Non-Sustained (explanation) - The investigation failed to reveal enough evidence to clearly prove or disprove the allegation.
- Sustained (explanation) - The investigation disclosed enough evidence to clearly prove the allegation.
The Chief of Police reviews all findings. When a finding of "sustained" is reported, the Chief will decide whether to take immediate corrective action or to forward the report to the commanding officer of the individual named in the complaint. Appropriate corrective action, which may include counseling, training, oral reprimand, written reprimand, suspension, demotion, or dismissal, may be taken.
The Chief of Police will make the final determination.
Warning: Pennsylvania Crimes Code Title 18 specifically states Section 4904: Unsworn falsification to authorities
A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if, with intent to mislead a public servant in performing his official function, he:
- Makes any written false statement which he does not believe to be true;
- Submits or invites reliance on any writing which he knows to be forged, altered or otherwise lacking in authenticity; or
- Submits or invites reliance on any sample, specimen, map, boundary mark, or object which he knows to be false
Statements "under penalty" - A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if he makes a written false statement or allegation which he/she does not believe to be true, on or pursuant to a form bearing notice, authorized by law, to the effect that false statements made therein are punishable.
Note: By clicking the “submit” button you acknowledge that you are aware of the seriousness of these allegations and making false statements may result in you being charged under section 4904 as listed above.