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(1) For a state agency to initiate an internal investigation of another law enforcement agency or public official pursuant to section 44-2-115 , MCA, the following procedures must be followed:

(a) A written request must be received and approved by the attorney general or a designated representative. The request must be from a chief of police, sheriff or county attorney within the jurisdiction where the alleged offense(s) occurred.

(b) The request must describe the reasonable facts that led the official to believe a criminal offense has been or is being committed.

(c) The request must name a local representative to serve as the liaison officer.

(2) The agent shall contact only the liaison officer designated in the request from the law enforcement official.

(3) If the investigation concerns the supervisor of a law enforcement agency or the county attorney, it will be the responsibility of the attorney general or his designated representative to contact the affected officer when the investigation is completed, and summarize the action the state agency intends to take based on the investigation.

History: Sec. 2-15-112, MCA; IMP, Sec. 44-2-115, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 2752, Eff. 11/13/92.

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