Once you make a report to us, we conduct a preliminary assessment of the complaint to determine how it should proceed. We can do any of the following:
- Open a preliminary investigation to determine whether the case should be a criminal matter
- Refer the complaint to another state or federal agency because the OIG lacks jurisdiction to address the complaint;
- Refer the matter to the appropriate District agency and request a response; or
- Close out a complaint that does not provide a sufficient basis to initiate and investigation and/or sufficient contact information to follow-up with the complainant to obtain sufficient information to evaluate the complaint.
While we understand you may want updates on the status of your report, we cannot provide information regarding what action(s) have been taken on any allegation reported to our office. District regulations prohibit the disclosure of information contained in law enforcement records even to the individual submitting the allegation(s).
Unless you are contacted directly by one of our investigators, there will be no communication from our office, outside of correspondence which may advise you that your matter has been referred to another entity if your submitted allegations do not fall under the jurisdiction or cognizance of the DC Office of the Inspector General.