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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ROC-03 <br />Brady Material and AZPOST Add. 5 <br /> <br />DATE DATE REVISE CALEA STANDARDS PAGE <br />ISSUED EFFECTIVE DATE MET <br />1 of 5 <br />02-11-11 N/A Yes <br />02-01-11 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />This Addendum establishes responsibility of the Department to report <br />information to outside agencies when either: such information goes to the <br />credibility of a member or could be used to impeach a member for which an <br />obligation to disclose may exist under Giglio v. United States (1972) or Brady v. <br />Maryland (1963); or when such information pertains to malfeasance, <br />misfeasance or nonfeasance or otherwise “tends to disrupt, diminish or <br />otherwise jeopardize public trust in law enforcement” under ARS 41-1821 et seq. <br />and R13-4-101 through R13-4-118. <br /> <br />II. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />A. Brady Material: Any evidence, information, documentation, or other <br />material bearing on the reliability or credibility of a member including, but <br />not limited to, serious policy violations involving dishonesty or <br />misfeasance/malfeasance. <br />B. Brady Review Panel: A committee comprised of the Professional <br />Standards Unit Commander, Police Legal Advisor, a Department <br />Lieutenant, and a City Prosecutor. <br />C. Investigative File: The agency’s complete report and any attachments <br />detailing the incidents leading to the disciplinary action. <br />D. Prosecuting Authority: Any agency responsible for prosecuting criminal <br />violations of federal, state, and/or local law. Specifically, prosecuting <br />authority shall mean the Department of Justice, Office of the Arizona <br />Attorney General, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and the Surprise <br />City Prosecutor. <br /> <br />III. POLICY <br /> <br />A. Brady v. Maryland (1963) and subsequent cases require prosecuting <br />authorities to inform a defendant or his/her attorney of potentially <br />exculpatory information, including any conduct or information that <br />concerns the credibility of a police employee’s testimony. Potential Brady <br />Material may deal with issues of honesty, integrity, bias and/or moral <br />turpitude. It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department to forward all <br />Brady Material relative to any Department member to the prosecuting <br />authority upon the completion of any investigation or receipt of such <br />material from any source. The Department may forward allegations or <br />other types of information to a prosecutor that is not necessarily covered <br /> <br />