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Category Archives: Police Officer Bill of Rights

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ROLE OF OFFICER’S REPRESENTATIVE DURING INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEW

Posted in Police Officer Bill of Rights
The Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR) contains many requirements.   Some of the rights that a workplace investigator should be familiar with are the "representative" requirements.  POBR states the following three rights: • Upon the filing of a formal written statement of charges, or whenever an interrogation focuses on matters that… Continue Reading

Detail and Timing of Notice to Officer under Investigation

Posted in Police Officer Bill of Rights
The Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR) contains many requirements.  One requirement of particular concern to workplace investigators is the "notice" requirement.  POBR states that the public safety officer under investigation shall be informed of the "nature" of the investigation "prior" to the interrogation. Of course, this begs the questions– How much… Continue Reading

Peace Officer Investigation: Some Special Considerations

Posted in Police Officer Bill of Rights
Workplace investigations involving Public Safety Officers are governed by special procedural rules set forth in the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act ("POBR").   Specifically, California Gov’t Code section 3303 says: When any public safety officer is under investigation and subjected to interrogation by his or her commanding officer, or any other member of the employing… Continue Reading