The Harris County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office maintains a separate unit for receiving and investigating complaints from citizens against deputies and civilian members of the HCCO#2. The Internal Affairs Division (IAD) is a stand-alone division within the Precinct 2 Constable’s Office.
FILING A COMPLAINT
The Internal Affairs Division can be reached at 713-274-6178. When you contact the office, an IAD investigator will explain the proper procedures in order to file a complaint. The IAD office is located at 101 S Richey Street, Suite C, Pasadena, TX 77506. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Persons with disabilities and unable to travel, can contact the office for assistance. Persons who do not speak English may request a translator.
When you come into the IAD office you will need to bring your official photo ID with you to provide a sworn statement concerning your complaint.
IAD investigator will take sworn statements from the complainant and any witnesses to the incident.
These statements are notarized and treated in the same manner as testimony in a court of law; therefore, aggravated perjury statutes apply.
Texas Government Code – GOV’T § 614.022. Complaint to Be in Writing and Signed by Complainant.
To be considered by the head of the local law enforcement agency, the complaint must be:
(1) in writing; and
(2) signed by the person making the complaint.
- After a complainant has provided the IAD with a sworn statement, an internal affairs investigation may be opened.
- A letter will be sent to the complainant advising the name and contact of the investigator assigned to his/her case.
- Texas Government Code 614.023 mandates that the accused is provided a copy of the complaint.
When appropriate, medical records are examined, physical evidence is gathered, and photographs may be taken.
The complainant may be asked to take a polygraph examination. The polygraph examination is strictly voluntary.
However, Texas Government Code 614.063 mandates that the complainant must take and pass a polygraph examination before an accused peace officer can be ordered to take a polygraph examination.
Once the investigation is complete, the complaint/case is presented to the Constable’s Disciplinary Review Board for disposition.
The Constable’s Disciplinary Review Board will determine the disposition of the allegation and will recommend discipline if applicable.
The Constable’s Chief Deputy will then administer the appropriate discipline if necessary.
Upon final disposition of the complaint, a written response detailing the outcome of the investigation will be sent to the citizen and employee involved.