Record low complaints against HPD in 2014

Houston Police Department Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. said at a press conference today that for the second year in a row, the internal affairs division reported a record-low number of citizen complaints filed against police officers.
Houstonians filed a total of 206 complaints against Houston police officers in 2014, the lowest number since the department began recording such data in 2001. McClelland said that it is a decrease of 14 percent over the previous year’s 235 complaints.
In 2010, there were 358 complaints filed by citizens against officers. In 2001, 887 citizen complaints were filed against HPD officers.
For some perspective, HPD officers respond to more than 1 million calls for service each year and have countless other interactions with citizens each and every day.
The statistics do not account for county and other local area law enforcement agencies.

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