Statistics

The Gwinnett County Police Department takes all allegations of employee misconduct very seriously. All citizens are encouraged to come forward with any complaint of misconduct, against the department or its employees, so it may be investigated properly. Complaints are investigated by either the employee’s immediate supervisor or by Internal Affairs, depending on the complexity of the complaint. Complaints can result in one of the following five dispositions: 

Sustained: The allegation is supported by sufficient evidence
Unfounded: Allegation false, not factual
Not Sustained: Insufficient evidence to either prove or disprove the allegation
Exonerated: Incident occurred, but was lawful and proper
Administratively Closed: This is only done at the discretion of the Chief of Police. This is usually utilized if the employee resigns prior to the investigation being completed.  

Below are some statistical information for complaints received in 2012. Multiple allegations of misconduct may be included in a single complaint. 

Office of Professional Standards

Allegations of Misconduct

 
2012
Conduct
96
Excessive Force
3
Department Policy
78
Unwanted Conduct
3
False/Misleading Information
4
Duty to Obey Laws/Orders
45
Total
229

 Dispositions

 
2012
Sustained
59%
Not Sustained
12%
Unfounded
13%
Exonerated
14%
Administratively Closed
2%
Open
0%
Total
100%