City of Buckeye Seeks Truth through Private Investigator

The fact of the matter is that some people and organizations will bend the truth or hide it all together when there is an upside from them. The truth, for these people, is just an obstacle. Sometimes, unfortunately, it takes someone on the outside to look in and figure out what actually happened.

In an article published this morning at 6am, the City of Buckeye is hiring an investigator to get to the bottom of allegations where police officers and other support staff have changed information in public records to have the city appear safer than it may actually be.

Assuming someone reports a crime to police accurately — or at all — databases are at the mercy of officers correctly recording details of the incident.

An initial officer’s report might be subject to review from another officer and later a supervisor and a records clerk. Each might view the facts of a case differently: For example, a breaking-and-entering burglary call might be classified as a case of trespassing instead.

That could drop it out of certain reports, which only record top-tier crimes, altogether. The data often shapes the way crime is covered by news media and politicized in policy-making circles.

When these allegations surfaced from anonymous sources within the organization, a local private investigator was hired to sort out the mess.

In response to the anonymous letter’s allegations, city officials hired Copeland Investigations LLC, a private-investigation firm formed in April that is based out of the home of a retired Arizona Department of Public Safety captain…

The process may look different per each case but investigators are really helpful in internal reviews of such matters.

Cities typically use independent investigators to look into alleged wrongdoing.

Those contracted consultants conduct interviews and study allegations and evidence, ultimately furnishing a report that chronicles findings and whether claims are based in truth or rooted in misinformation.

Reports are then used by city officials tasked with taking action.

Read More about Private Investigations in the Buckeye Story

, The Republic | – Published 6:00 a.m. MT Nov. 27, 2017 | Updated 11:11 a.m. MT Nov. 27, 2017

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