Preliminary findings of the Department of Criminal Justice Services show that the Utica Police Department is mostly in compliance in key areas investigated by the state.

 

Excerpt from letter dated April 27, 2012 to Chief Mark Williams from the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services

WIBX has obtained a copy of a dated April 27, 2012, which says, "Based on our review and analysis of practices employed at the Utica City Police Department and our sampling of the Utica City Police Department's CHRI inquiries, we have found your agency is partially compliant with major audit areas of CHRI access."

Excerpt of letter dated April 27, 2012 to Chief Mark Williams from the Department of Criminal Justice Services

Of the fifteen areas studied, one was "out of compliance,"  three were marked as "partially compliant," and eleven were found to be "in compliance."

For the full text of the six-page letter click the link below.  (Note that once you are directed to the page you may have to click the link a second time.)

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Note that this audit is not the same as the administrative audit requested by Chief Mark Williams in May of 2012.

There is nothing unusual about the findings of the CHRI report, and the report is done on a regular basis by the DCJS.

The administrative audit requested by Chief Williams is separate.  That report is expected to be released by the Department of Criminal Justice Services soon.

The Utica Police Department has said it will release the results of the administrative audit as soon as it has been completed by DCJS.