Any criminal investigation of a police officer should be conducted by an outside agency. The police chief has a personal interest in the outcome of the investigation. A serious crime committed by one of his officers could end the Chief's career.
A police officer shall fully cooperate in any official investigation is one of the standards promised in the Police Officer's Code of Ethics. These are not pie in the sky ideals we hope you strive for. This is the deal. We turn over tremendous power to police to use against us and you meet a certain standard for that privilege-a higher standard-a reasonable and necessary standard given the powers of police.
Thank you for your detailed reply, cdwjava. I was worried the hiring agency would not be able to see details of an IA investigation.