A California appeals court has ruled that a government employer has violated an employee's rights by not letting the employee see the documents created and collected in the course of an investigation into the employee's conduct. The employer had a policy against sharing such documents with the subject of the investigation unless the punishment meted out was greater than a written reprimand. (Beverly Hinrichs v. County of Orange, California Court of Appeal, No. G028834, 2005
The book presents the reader with an array of interesting essays on useful topics such as premises liability, undercover operations, integrity investigations, protecting assets, mortgage fraud, arson investigations, and homicide investigations.
By John F. Hein, CPP; Reviewed by Steve Albrecht, CPP
There are two ways to look at this book. It might be viewed as an informative and well-researched look at internal affairs (IA) units inside law enforcement agencies. Or it could be seen as a template for how to conduct internal investigations—it’s this latter view that might serve security professionals.